What’s better than cheap? Free. The start of the calendar year means plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the free admission some of Charlotte’s best cultural spaces, and the free admission they offer throughout the seasons. From history to art and everything in between, here are all the free admission days you can enjoy at these cultural spaces in Charlotte.
1. Mint Museum
The Mint Museum Uptown and the Mint Museum Randolph both offer free admission Wednesdays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
2. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has free admission to the museum every Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00pm and an event they host to foster community.
3. The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture
Every Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm you can enjoy free admission.
4. Levine Museum of the New South
Admission to the Levine Museum of the New South is always free.
5. National Parks
North Carolina actually hosts 10 national parks: Appalacian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Cape Hatteras National Park, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, Moore Creek National Battlefield, Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, and Wright Brothers National Memorial.
Every year, there a select few days that you can attend any national park for free. Here are 2023’s:
- April 16
- August 4
- September 24
- November 11
6. McColl Center
A cultural center that offers spaces for artists in residence and galleries that gives you a chance to see new work by upcoming artists. Admission to all McColl Center Galleries and Artist-in-Residence studios is free and open to visitors Friday through Sunday with groups tours available by appointment Monday through Thursday. Here’s a list of past and present exhibitions as well.