D.E. Turner Hardware

111 N. Main Street | (704) 664-5145 | website

Step back in time in this historic hardware store that looks the same as when it opened more than 100 years ago. Built in 1899 to serve the growing community of Mooresville, this historic building and the interior fixtures remain unchanged today. There are also many examples of 19th and 20th century hardware to see. A great learning experience for kids and an overall fascinating place to visit.

D.E. Turner Hardware

Mooresville Arts

103 W. Center Avenue | (704) 663-6661 | website

The Mooresville Arts was formerly the historic train Depot, originally known as “Moor’s Landing”.  The renovated depot offers rotating exhibits and events throughout the year, with a specific focus on NC artists.  The Depot is open Tuesday – Friday 12 noon – 4 pm, Saturdays 10am – 2pm. Group tours are welcome. Special exhibits are held monthly, with opening receptions held on the second Friday of each month, from 6-8 pm. Check the Mooresville Arts website for the most updated exhibit schedule.

Mooresville Arts

Mooresville Museum

132 East Center Avenue | (704) 663-1873 | website

The Mooresville Museum is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of regional heritage of Mooresville. Hours M, T, TH, F 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Wednesday 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM, first and third Saturdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Mooresville Museum

Mooresville Historic Walking Tour

If you want to see how Mooresville has progressed, follow the self guided walking tour through downtown.  The tour includes original town hall, the old train depot, the more than 100-year-old D.E. Turner hardware, the Charles Mack building and the Mooresville Flour Mill.  The tour begins at Willow Valley Cemetery, a central location with plenty of parking nearby.  Pick up your map at the Mooresville Public Library or at the Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Center.

Mooresville Historic Walking Tour

Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum

165 N. Main Street (Richard’s Coffee Shop) | (704) 663-0488 | website

Dedicated to honoring America’s veterans and active duty military.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a snack and see the artifacts that have been donated by patrons and patron’s families, some of which are priceless.  Thursday is a traditional free coffee day for veterans.  Saturday is music day where veterans and professional musicians gather to play bluegrass, country, traditional old hymns and patriotic music.

Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame

119 Knob Hill Road | (704) 663-5331 | website

The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame features over 35 race cars dedicated to all types of auto racing. Relive racing’s greatest moments in the Goodyear Mini-Theater or simply stroll by the many showcases and displays.

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame