• Tour reveals hidden treasures of historic Fourth Ward


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - From the micro to the magnificent, the Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward tour showcases a mix of private gardens, courtyards, rooftop terraces and outdoor living spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public.

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    Explore these hidden oases in one of Charlotte’s most historic neighborhoods Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

    Know before you go:

    This is a walkable, self-guided tour but you can tour via complimentary B-Cycles (Saturday only) or horse-drawn carriages (first-come, first-served).

    In addition to the featured gardens, the tour will highlight public art, historic homes and special points of interest along the tour route.

    Admission includes complimentary food and craft cocktail tastings while supplies last, in gardens and restaurants along the tour route.

    Your ticket also includes admission to a variety of private and communal gardens, as well as Fourth Ward Park and historic Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. Cemetery tours begin at 3 p.m. each day.

    The tour usually sells out, so we suggest buying your tickets in advance. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online here.

    When you arrive, you must redeem your ticket for a tour guidebook at the ticket booth at the corner of 9th and Poplar streets in Fourth Ward.

    The ticket booth will also be the only location for same day ticket purchases, if tickets are still available.

    For more details, click here.

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