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Tickets

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets are available now at the museum’s website.

Can I buy tickets the day of the home tour?

Yes, if tickets are still available, you may purchase online.

Do you offer refunds on tickets purchased?

Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.

How do I show proof of purchase?

You may show your confirmation email on your mobile device or print your tickets.

Day of Tour

What can I expect on the home tour?

You can expect to see some of Charlotte’s best examples of midcentury + modern architecture and design!

When you arrive at your first home, go to the check-in station where you will receive a brochure and a wristband. You must wear your wristband to be admitted into each home throughout the tour.

At your first house you will be given a pair of booties. Please place the booties over your shoes, socks or bare feet. Booties are mandatory. Take the pair of booties with you to each home.

Food and beverage are not allowed in the homes. Some homes will not allow photography or have areas that are private, so please pay attention to the signage throughout each home.

We do not allow strollers or children under 12.

Where does the home tour begin?

You may begin the tour at any home. When you arrive at your first home, go to the check-in station where you will receive a brochure and a wristband. You must wear your wristband to be admitted into each home throughout the tour. As an added feature, you will be able to experience the tour from your mobile device at madaboutmodern.com. Here, you will find detailed information on each home, maps and links to social media to share your mod experiences.

What happens if it rains?

The tour will proceed rain or shine.

Is there a central place to go for information during the tour?

Each home will have a check-in station where you will be able to ask questions about the tour.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

No. Please do not use the bathrooms of the tour homes.

Can we bring food or beverages in the homes?

Sorry, food and beverages are not allowed in the homes.

What is the photography policy?

Photography is permitted in some of the homes. Others do not allow photography or have areas that are private, so please pay attention to the signage throughout each home.

Are children allowed on the tour?

We do not allow strollers or children under 12.

How do I stay informed about the tour, events and programs?

There are multiple ways to learn about the tour, events and educational programs that are part of the Mad About Modern Home tour:

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Where do the proceeds from the tour go?

All proceeds from the Mad About Modern Home Tour support The Charlotte Museum of History and its mission. The Museum is a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) organization that engages a broad audience in the history of the Charlotte region through the stories of its people, places and events in order to promote dialogue and historical perspective.

The Museum’s operations include a variety of educational programs, conducted onsite and throughout the community, including the Mad About Modern Home Tour. The Museum also engages in collaborations and partnerships with other organizations to preserve and promote the history of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Click here for more information about The Charlotte Museum of History.

The Museum is the steward of the Hezekiah Alexander House (ca. 1774) and home site, a National Register of Historic Places site and possibly the last existing home of a framer of North Carolina’s 1776 constitution and bill of rights. Hezekiah Alexander was one of Charlotte’s founders and a leader in the years that led to the American Revolution. His home is the oldest existing home in Mecklenburg County.

Why is it important to save our historic buildings?

The Charlotte Museum of History presents the Mad About Modern Home Tour to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury + modern architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living in the greater Charlotte area. Our historic built environment adds value to the Charlotte region in the following ways:

  • Historic buildings provide a tangible connection to our history.
  • Historic buildings add personality and character to our streetscapes and keep them from appearing bland and boring.
  • Historic buildings provide incubator space for entrepreneurs and artists who need lower cost rents while establishing their businesses.
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