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Queen City Ghosts: Charlotte's Most Haunted Tour - Photo

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Queen City Ghosts: Charlotte's Most Haunted Tour
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Did you know Charlotte was the location of the country's first gold rush? Or that legend says city leaders were the first to declare themselves independent of British rule- over a year before the rest of the American colonies? Or that it is the pimento cheese capital of the world?

As one of the oldest colonial cities in the nation, Charlotte has seen its share of tragedy, triumph, wins, and losses. Lovers of history with a side of the macabre will enjoy exploring the fascinating sites of the Queen City.

Uptown Unexplained

We invite you to join our Junket Charlotte Experience and learn more about this modern Southern city and how it has shaped the couse of our nation.

Discover Charlotte like a local, with our team of professional guides, historians, and storytellers on one of our entertaining tours:

  • Queen City Ghosts

Join us for an elevated city experience like no other and feel at home in Charlotte. 

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Charlotte History

Everything Shiny and New

Charlotte, North Carolina, is known as a place of contrasts. Historical brick buildings mingle with modern skyscrapers in a downtown area known as Uptown. International business and modern entertainment combine with old-fashioned Southern charm and country roots. One of the fastest-growing cities in the country, Charlotte's inspiring cultural scene, nationally-acclaimed sports franchises, and spirited Southern energy make for an engaging travel experience.

A City Fit For a Queen

This bustling borough is called the "Queen City" for having been named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort oof King George III. Founded in 1768 on an ancient Indian path in the southern Piedmont's region's rolling hills, this small settlement quickly became the main market city in the region and enjoyed an era of booming economy with the discovery of gold. Cotton and textile industries grew up around a new railroad hub, and Charlotte soon became North Carolina's largest and most prosperous city. 

Things Are Always in Motion Here

Prohibition would test the limits of the city's prosperity, so enterprising bootleggers began transporting beer, whiskey, moonshine, and other outlawed adult beverages across state lines in powered-up Ford coupes. Racing against time and law enforcement, these entrepreneurs discovered a need for speed, with many Carolinians taking part in the lucrative but risky enterprise. These high-speed, backroad races would lead to the rise of NASCAR, which has its headquarters in Charlotte.

This love of speed is reflected today in Charlotte's meteoric rise from a colonial outpost to a high-powered banking center and major influential Southern city. 

Charlotte Today

There's Quite A Lot in Charlotte

A relentlessly forward-facing city, Charlotte offers a curated selection of historical buildings and an abundance of unique and fulfilling experiences. Art, sportsmanship, legacy, technology, faith, perserverance- the attractions in Charlotte celebrate the greatest traits and contributions of its residents. 

"Charlotte is a city with both feet planted firmly in the New South, with the emphasis on the 'new'!"

- Harry Hoover

With a diverse selection of food and drink, and a range of entertaining activities to offer, Charlotte shines as a city with something for everyone- spanning the entire gamut of interests and tastes.

Charlotte Today Photo
Charlotte Today Photo
Charlotte Today Photo

A visit to the Queen City any time of the year will offer a social gathering, whether the focus is music, food, history, art, and more- there is always a reason to come together in Charlotte.

Best of Charlotte

From high-speed adventure to leisurely outings, Charlotte has something for everyone. Here are some attractions that shouldn't be missed:

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame: This state-of-the-art museum honors the history and heritage of the fast-paced sport.
  • Mint Museum: The oldest art museum in North Carolina is housed in a former United States Mint building.
  • Little Mama's: This landmark restaurant offers classic Italian-American cuisine that honors a bygone era in food appreciation.
  • Paramount's Carowinds Amusement Park: This park is called the "Thrill Capital of the Southeast" for its high-speed roller coasters.
  • Ghost Tour: A colonial city with a long and colorful history, Charlotte has its share of spookier sites to explore on a guided tour.

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