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Charlotte, NC is home to an array of incredible museums, many of which feature internationally acclaimed collections. The best part is, many of the top museums in the city are free to visit no matter what day, while some offer free admission on certain days during the week or month.

In this article we’ll show you how to visit Charlotte’s museums without spending a dime to get in.

Levine Museum of the New South

The Levine Museum of the New South offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month, from 12 noon to 5pm (available only for groups with less than ten members). This museum is one of Charlotte’s most popular museums, giving a glimpse of the city’s rich history from the Civil War all the way to modern times.

Bank of America credit or debit card holders can also enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

Mint Museum of Art and Mint Museum of Craft + Design

The Mint Museum of Art in Randolph and Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Uptown feature a fascinating art collection with works dating from the mid-20th century to the present. The Craft + Design museum collects international contemporary decorative arts in various media, including fiber art, wood art, clay, studio jewelry, studio furniture, glass, metal, and more.

Entrance to both museums is free of charge every Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm.

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

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture was established to honor Africans and African-Americans and highlight their contributions to American culture. The venue is also used as a community center for hosting theater performances, art shows, dance presentations, outreach programs, and many more.

Visitors can get in for free during the first full weekend every month if they have a Bank of America credit or debit card.

Wells Fargo History Museum

Located in Uptown Charlotte, the Wells Fargo History Museum highlights North Carolina’s gold mining and the early days of Wachovia Bank. The museum is filled with a variety of interesting items and attractions, including a recreated gold mine tunnel, authentic gold nuggets, rare coins, an interactive telegraph, and a rare mid-19th century Concord stagecoach.

Visitors can enjoy free entrance to the museum every day.

Billy Graham Library and Museum

The Billy Graham Library and Museum honors the life and legacy of Billy Graham, a man who’s considered one of history’s greatest Christian evangelists. The venue features artifacts, photos, sound recordings, and presentations from Graham’s lifetime, giving visitors a first-hand look at how he influenced billions of lives. Highlights of the museum include recreations of his personal living room, his TV and radio station, and tent revival.

The Billy Graham Library and Museum offers free admission daily.

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