The Mooresville Museum is a hidden gem full of history, stories, and mementos from long ago.
Displays at the Mooresville Museum include:
- Local Businesses and Industry
- A History of Education
- The History of Medicine in Mooresville
- Military and Veterans
- Mooresville’s First Family and Other Genealogies
- A Big Beautiful Antique Fire Truck
- And Much More!
Of all of the things that I got to see in the museum I think that my favorite was the building itself. The building was donated by the Charles Mack family (very well known throughout the city) and is full of its own history from wall to wall! The volunteers who work at the museum are very knowledgeable and were happy to give me a tour of the building. The building was once part of a local wholesale business and I got to its old cigar closet and the humidity controlled candy locker!
How to get to the Mooresville Museum.
The museum is located in the heart of Downtown Mooresville on East Center Avenue. Public parking is visible from the museum.
When to go and what to expect.
The museum is open on the third Saturday each month and is often open during the week when volunteers are there. The museum and tour are free but we highly recommend making a donation and maybe even purchasing some literature from the museum. They are currently raising funds to go towards a renovation of the building which will help to preserve the building’s historic value and make it function more efficiently as a museum.
Memory Lane Museum is an auto and racing museum and a labor of love for owner Alex Beam. While in high school Mr. Beam restored his first car, a 1913 Model A Ford. The collection has been growing ever since and now includes more than 150 exhibits. Mr. Beam likes to give tours of his extensive collection in person and will be more than happy to be your guide if he is in. He can tell you about each car, where he got it, who drive it, and the secrets it holds.
Memory Lane Museum houses racecars and classic automobiles some of which were used in films like “Leatherheads,” Driving Miss Daisy,” “Days of Thunder” and more. The collection also includes antique toys, toy cars, and several additional items which are occasionally rented out for film props. You may recognize some items and cars from your favorite movies! Each item in the collection has a story and carries with it memories from days gone by. The museum offers a chance for you to revisit some memories of your own and take a look back in time.
Memory Lane Museum is a perfect weekend destination or daytrip excursion with something for each member of the family. A trip to “Race City USA” would not be complete without a visit to this gem of a museum.
Hours and Admission:
Admission is $10 for adults and only $6 for kids (6-10). Children under six have free admission. Doors are open Monday-Saturday form 10-5 with an extended week during Charlotte’s May and October races. Be sure to bring your camera and capture a few memories of your own.
How to get to Memory Lane Museum:
Located at 769 River Hwy., Mooresville, N.C. 28117
From I-77 take Exit 36 to Mooresville. Then head West on Hwy. 150 (River Hwy.) for approximately 1 mile. A white road sign will direct you to Memory Lane on the left.
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If you are planning a weekend trip you may want to book your stay at TownePlace Suites or SpringHill Suites. These two accommodations offer various packages throughout the year that are sure to give you fantastic experiences at exceptional prices.