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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

6409 Davis Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173-8407
+1 704-843-6066
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The most interesting and unique Museum ever

This is the most interesting and unique Museum I have ever visited. The breadth of information is... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Hidden gem in North Carolina

For such a innocuous building in an out of the way location, this was one of best museums I have... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Marianne F
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6409 Davis Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173-8407
+1 704-843-6066
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is the most interesting and unique Museum I have ever visited. The breadth of information is seemingly endless and painstakingly displayed. Everything contained within the Museum leaves you speechless. There is so much information that I would suggest two visits to see it all....More

Thank kellady419
Reviewed 8 August 2017

For such a innocuous building in an out of the way location, this was one of best museums I have ever been in! The presentation of information was so well done creating a little oasis for each language and culture. The information presented, the thorough...More

Thank Marianne F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My high expectations were greatly exceeded. This small museum is a place of a large amount of information. It is well organized and presented. We started with a short video and then spent about an hour walking thru the museum and wished we had much...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I never had any idea of the origination or evolution of languages until I visited here. I came away with a whole new view of the English language, as well as many more. Highly recommended for families with kids or teenagers and it's FREE !!!!!!!

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wow! who would have thought there was such a place and in the quaint little town of Waxhaw, NC. Lived in this area over 20 years and never knew it existed. A must see for anyone interested in knowing how languages and alphabets originated. A...More

1  Thank jodibar
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This truly is a gem of a museum. Traces the history of alphabets from early civilizations up through modern times. Very interesting to see how varied alphabets can be from one part of the world to the other.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Jaars is best visited on one of its frequent open house days, because the story of the Museum is best understood by the knowing the function of the people of Jaars. The aviation service provided by Jaars is a big contributor to the incredibly skilled...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This free museum at the JAARS center south of Waxhaw is a very interesting place to learn more about how different cultures and peoples created their alphabets. Great for all ages.

Thank Felicia F
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We took a day trip to JAARS in April. We thought the introduction and overview of the organization was very helpful and instructional. They have a pleasant lunch room with great choices which are delicious. We had the chicken parmesan which was over the top...More

1  Thank 807wheaton
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This museum is part of the JAARS center in Waxhaw, NC - you can find all about it on-line...and find out when the next JAARS day is so that you get the total experience...including the museums (the Mexico museum is there also). You'll meet some...More

2  Thank moreauak
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