6 Charlotte Museums You Can See Free of Charge

Charlotte has a diverse museum scene, ranging from classic pieces to quirky and unique modern art. While most of the galleries charge admission, every so often (or weekly, in some cases) the museums will open their doors free of charge to those lucky enough to know the days. Maybe you're interested in seeing a new exhibit or just interested in enjoying a (free) cultural activity; either way, here are the days the Queen City's most popular museums are free and worth a visit.

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Mint Museum Randolph/Uptown

If you’re looking for a classic art museum mixing culture, countries and time eras, then the Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph are the places to go.

Both offer free admission on Wednesdays from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.

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Levine Museum of the New South

Levine Museum of the New South is perfect for those who like interactive exhibits. The museum takes you on an industrial tour through Charlotte’s history.

It only has free admission on the first Sunday of every month; however, they provide a discount of half off admission every other Sunday of the month.

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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

What’s very reminiscent of a European art gallery, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has a little something for everyone – including the kids.

Every third Friday of the month, it hosts Bechtler by Night. The gallery is free to guests from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M.

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Billy Graham Library

This evangelical’s family home is free every day. Take a tour at the Billy Graham Library Monday through Saturday from 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

Free entry into the museum is available during its monthly Gantt After Dark series. It falls on the third Thursday on the month from 6 P.M. to 10 P.M.

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Wells Fargo Museum

This Uptown museum is another who offers free admission year round. Pop in and learn about gold mining in North Carolina Tuesday through Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

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Of course, these museums are open every day of the week, so if you can't make that random weekday during the month, don't hesitate to pop in over the weekend!