Charlotte, NC has an interesting and deep-rooted place in American history. A full year before the Declaration of Independence was signed, Charlotte leaders signed The Mecklenburg Resolves or the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, declaring the authority of the King to be null and void. To this day “Meck Dec” is celebrated every year on May 20th with reenactments and historical experiences. The cities history can be experienced through tours, attractions, landmarks and museums.

The largest city in North Carolina and rapidly growing, Charlotte is developing into an ambitious tourist location. Some student-friendly and educational hot spots are Discovery Place Science Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Mint Museum Uptown and Carolinas Aviation Museum. No educational trip would be complete without an historic city walking tour.

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When planning your trip to Charlotte, we encourage you to include some of these recommended attractions in your itinerary for the best experience.


  • Charlotte Symphony
  • Historical City Tour
  • Carowinds *
  • Discovery Place Science Center
  • Freedom Park
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Carolinas Aviation Museum
  • The Billy Graham Library *
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture *
  • Concord Mills Mall
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway *
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts

*denotes performance opportunity