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Fourth Ward

Fourth Ward

Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202

The Basics

Spanning about 30 city blocks, the Fourth Ward ranks among Charlotte’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. Fourth Ward Park is popular with families and picnickers, featuring a playground, walking trails, and decorative water fountains. Visitors can learn more about the ward’s history and notable landmarks on a guided history tour of Charlotte, many of which pass through the district. Themed comedy bus tours and haunted walking tours offer laughs or spooky thrills alongside local trivia.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, as the Fourth Ward is best explored on foot.

  • The Charlotte Information Center downtown offers free self-guided walking tour maps of the Fourth Ward.

  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat if you plan to enjoy the neighborhood’s parks and walking trails.

  • Most businesses in the Fourth Ward accept major credit cards; no need to carry cash.

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How to Get There

The Fourth Ward is bordered by Trade Street, 11th Street, Graham Street, and Tyron Street in Uptown Charlotte. Much of the neighborhood is walkable, but the easiest way to get there from further afield is by car or taxi.

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When to Get There

Go during the day to admire the neighborhood’s historic homes and enjoy some fresh air at Fourth Ward Park. Plan an evening visit to take advantage of the Fourth Ward’s excellent selection of restaurants and live entertainment venues.

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Fourth Ward Attractions

While the Fourth Ward is primarily known for its lovely historic homes, there are a few other attractions worth checking out when you’re in the neighborhood. Families won’t want to miss Discovery Place, a hands-on science and technology museum. For an artsy night out, see what’s playing at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center or the North Carolina Music Factory.

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