Hint: Charlotte's a big part of it.
According to the Levine Museum in Charlotte, N.C., the “New South” is everything following the Civil War in the Southern part of the U.S. At the museum, the exhibit Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers takes you through the history of the South, highlighting Charlotte’s role in everything from civil rights to today’s economic boom in the banking industry.
The New South is still developing, too. The museum houses rotating exhibits upstairs that feature history as it happens. The current one, K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace, will run through October.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
Parking is validated at the 7th Street Station parking deck for up to two hours with a ticket, too.
General admission is $8.