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Plan Your Visit

The Trail of History is located near uptown Charlotte in Midtown and follows the Little Sugar Creek greenway pedestrian zone along Kings Drive between 7th Street and Morehead Street. A bike and walking path are available to navigate the trail. Start your walk at the north end of the trail on 7th Street or the south end of the trail on Morehead Street.

 

As you walk the path, pause at each statue, and take the time to learn about the person in Charlotte's history and their impact on our community. The greenway changes each season. Visit the flowers blooming in Spring and the leaves changing in Fall. There are annual festivals nearby, including the Trail of History Festival and the Kings Drive Art Walk hosted by Festival in the Park.

Take a Walk Through Charlotte's History!

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Getting Here

Parking lots are open from dawn to dusk and are located at:

  • Elizabeth Park (E Trade Street & E 4th Street)

  • Thompson Park (E 4th Street)

No parking in non-designated areas.

Charlotte Joy Rides E-Bike Rentals

Docking locations near the Trail of History:

  • 1140 Elizabeth Ave

  • 722 Charlottetown Ave

  • 1400 Harding Place

CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar

The streetcar line, which is 4 miles long, includes 17 stops and connects the Historic West End to the Elizabeth neighborhood through Center City Charlotte. If you want to use the streetcar to access the Trail of History, get off at the CPCC stop located at Kings Dr and Elizabeth Ave. Make sure to use the crosswalk at Kings Dr and be cautious of cars.

Bus Info

There are multiple city bus stops along the Trail of History.

Hours of Operation

  • Greenway trail is always open, except for floods or repairs.

  • No loitering between dusk and dawn.

  • Bicycle lights and reflectors are required from dusk to dawn.

Safety

  • Call 9-1-1 For Emergencies.

  • Secure valuables out of sight in a locked vehicle.

  • Trail surfaces are slippery when wet.

  • Children under 16 years of age must wear helmets when riding bicycles, rollerblades, or skateboards.

  • Pedestrians have the right of way; Cyclists must slow down when approaching pedestrians.

  • Travel on the right, pass on the left; Give an audible warning before passing.

  • Stay alert/listen for approaching traffic; Decrease the volume of audio devices.

  • Do not block the greenway.

  • For your safety and enjoyment, please walk with a friend. Respect nature.

Pets

  • Pets must be on a leash six ft. or shorter.

  • Pets must be kept on the right; pass on the left.

  • Pets are not allowed in playgrounds or athletic field areas.

  • Pick up after your pet and deposit waste in a trash can.

Prohibited Activities

  • No littering.

  • No swimming or golf practice.

  • No hunting or possession of weapons and firearms.

  • No posting commercial or political signs.

  • No selling, soliciting, or exhibiting materials without a Park and Recreation-issued permit.

  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages without a Park and Recreation-issued permit

  • No damage or removal of park property.

  • No collection, removal, or disturbance of any natural or cultural object; fishing is allowed in accordance with NC state rules and regulations.

  • No motorized vehicles are allowed on the greenway unless authorized by Park and Recreation.

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