Uptown Charlotte: A Self-Guided Audio Tour to the Heart of Queen City

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Explore Uptown Charlotte at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.
• Get acquainted with the who’s who of Charlotte’s fearless patriots and hear the controversial and contested story of how North Carolina declared independence from the British a full year before the rest of the colonies
• Hear from producer Phil Biedron, an actor with a knack for hosting tours and telling stories.
• Do it all in two hours or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home
Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.
The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.


This self-guided audio tour starts opposite Thomas Polk Park. You'll hear the history of the city and see the park before starting your walk.
The tour passes by the First Presbyterian Church, the oldest recognizable structure in the city.
You'll pass by the Old Settlers Cemetery, where you’ll find the graves of American Revolutionary War heroes, and the predecessors of US Presidents.
You’ll pass the Dunhill Hotel where a dozen businessmen leapt to their deaths which locals believe is still haunted by their ghosts to this day.
The tour passes by St Peter's Episcopal Church. You'll hear about the church and its history while you walk.
The tour passes by the small theatre which is housed in the former First Baptist Church.
The tour passes by Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library. The main library for the city of Charlotte closed for construction on October 29th, 2021 but you'll hear about it while you walk.
You'll pass by The Green, Charlotte's literary-themed park where part of The Hunger Games movie was filmed.
The tour passes by the oldest Catholic Church in Charlotte dating back to 1851, and it was the only Catholic church in the city for nearly 100 years!
The tour passes by the Mint Museum and the original Branch Mint which was moved to this location, brick by painstaking brick.
The tour passes by the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. You'll hear about the building while you walk.
The tour passes through the Latta Arcade. You'll hear about the arcade while you walk.
By the time we reach Romare Bearden Park, where our tour ends, you’ll have a much greater appreciation for the Queen City, its history and its cultural corners.
The tour goes through Uptown in the city center.


VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Lifetime access to this tour in English
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata


Smartphone and headphones
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

Additional Information

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.