I stayed with my cousin in Charlotte, NC for a few days recently and she took me to the Mint Museum in downtown. I have been to Charlotte many times and passed by the building, but never had a chance to go see the exhibits. The building alone is beautiful and really catches your attention anytime you pass it. The permanent pieces they display are amazing! Make sure you have plenty of time because there is a lot to take in. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays so don’t bother going then. My cousin says it is pretty busy on the weekends so we went on a Wednesday. It wasn’t very crowded at all and we felt like we had entire rooms to ourselves at times. Anyways don’t pass this building up without taking a look inside. You will not be disappointed!
http://www.mintmuseum.org/ Here is the museums website with the hours