FREE Historic Walking Tour- Main St. and Broad St.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Downtown Historic Mooresville


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This tour is absolutely free. Registration is requested, so that the guide will be able to determine if everyone has arrived.

Walk-ups are allowed.

Tips are greatly appreciated.

Explore the history, architecture and lore of Mooresville on this 1 hour, FREE guided walking tour.

  • Guided tour of historic downtown Mooresville
  • Learn stories about our town's founder and other notables
  • Free, educational and fun

Restrooms are available only at the starting point.

Tour is not handicap accessible

Children are welcome.

Photography is allowed and encouraged.

Tour route is about 1 miles.

Tours do not run during inclement weather

For the morning tours (usually 10 AM) Your tour guide will greet you at Urban Grind Coffee Roasters (239 W Center Ave, Mooresville, NC 28115), for evening tours (either 6 PM or 7 PM) your guide will greet you at Beer Lab (225 S Broad St, Mooresville, NC 28115).These tours last one hour, during which your guide will show you some of the highlights of Mooresville’s fascinating history.  This tour is completely free of charge. If you enjoyed your tour, tips for your guide are greatly appreciated.

See the highlights of downtown Mooresville's Historical sites.

Mooresville Depot

Learn about this historic building and how it was the site that determined Mooresville's existence. We will also learn how John Franklin Moore established this town.

Mooresville Ice Cream Company

Learn the story of the Millsapps and how the name Mooresville became synonymous with dairy excellence.

Charles Mack Civic Center

The Mack family has long been an institution in Mooresville. Learn about this beautiful, state of the art events hall and how it earned the honor of being named after Charles Mack

Historic Commercial Hotel

Visit the Historic Commercial Hotel and learn how this locale connects to Mooresville's Influenza epidemic of 1918.

Dr. McClellend's Home

Hear about this forward thinking doctor, who broke social taboos of the time and treated both white and African American patients.

First Presbyterian Church

See the home of Mooresville's oldest church, established in 1875, just two years after Mooresville was founded.

Lots of parking is available outside of both starting locations.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Is there parking available?

Ample parking is available between Main St. and Church St., near to the tours starting point.

Are children allowed?

Yes. IDs will be checked, even if you purchase the no-beer ticket. The establishments that we visit will only allow those 21 and above to drink.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Do I need to tip?

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

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"We did the 1 hour historic walking tour of downtown Mooresville today. We really enjoyed it! Very informative and lots of fun! Highly recommend checking it out!

Anne Drury Mooresville, NC

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