Old Settlers 'Cemetery
Old Settlers 'Cemetery

Old Settlers 'Cemetery

200 W 5th St., Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202

The basics

Visit the Old Settlers’ Cemetery independently or as part of a Charlotte sightseeing, history, or haunted tour on foot, by golf cart, or by Segway. A grave directory and map can be found at the entrance to the cemetery, with plaques located outside the cemetery on West Fifth Street providing additional information. With benches and brick walkways shaded by oak trees, the cemetery is a popular green space for locals who reside or work in the area.

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Things to know before you go

  • The cemetery is a must-see for those interested in Charlotte's history.

  • It’s free to enter the cemetery.

  • The cemetery is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to get there

The Old Settlers’ Cemetery is located on West Fifth Street, between Poplar and Church Streets. Metered street parking is available in the area. Several buses stop nearby, including routes 11, 21, 48x, 53x, 63x, and 77x. The nearest CityLYNX Gold Line stop is Tryon Street.

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When to get there

The cemetery is open year-round and can be visited at any time. It’s a small cemetery, so you won’t need a lot of time to explore it, making it easy to combine with other historic attractions in the area. Tours focused on ghosts and paranormal activities tend to visit the cemetery at night.

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Fourth Ward

Spanning more than 30 city blocks, the Fourth Ward is one of Charlotte’s most historic and beautiful neighborhoods, full of old churches and stately houses in different architectural styles. Other attractions include Fourth Ward Park, the Discovery Place Science, and the McColl Center.

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