The quaint town of Davidson, North Carolina is situated near Lake Norman and Charlotte, North Carolina. Davidson is mostly known for being the home of Davidson College but visitors to the historical town will also find that there is plenty to do and see around Davidson such as looking for antiques to summer concerts in the park.
Visit Davidson College
Davidson College is a liberal arts college established in 1837. The college was begun by Presbyterians of North Carolina. Davidson College is unique in that it offers students educational grants instead of student loans. This program allows students to graduate without owing student loans and encourages individuals to continue their education. Students and guests at the college can attend one of the many plays at the college, listen to the Davidson College Symphony, or attend one of the many athletic events. The institution is also home to the prestigious Van Every/ Smith Galleries.
Shop at Davidson’s Farmer’s Market
Most people who go to Davidson consider the Davidson Farmer’s Market a “must see” attraction. The market is open weekly every Saturday and is located near the Davidson Town Hall. Visitors to the market will find everything from fresh produce from local farmers to a variety of meats and cheeses. There are also handmade items from vendors for sale. Even people who have a sweet tooth will find pastries such as homemade cookies and pies. Individuals who cannot get enough of the market may want to consider going to one of the special events held at the market.
Visit downtown Davidson
When visitors go to downtown Davidson, they cannot help but be taken back by the charming historical buildings that line the streets and the picturesque scenery. Even though it is a small town, it has lots to offer. The downtown area has several speciality shops, restaurants and a coffee shop. The trip also would not be complete without a stop in some of the galleries and antique shops. During the summer, the town square is alive with the “Concerts on the Green”.
Take the Ghost Walk of Davidson
One of the newer things to do in Davidson is to go on the Ghost Walk of Davidson. The Ghost Walk of Davidson is owned and operated by Virginia Grzech. The tour takes adventurous walkers on an hour and half to two hour tour of Davidson and stops by several historical landmarks. Some of the landmarks include a detailed tour of Davidson College, Davidson Cemetery and various places downtown. The ghost tour starts at the landmark Soda Shop and features tales of local hauntings and stories from nearby areas.
No matter what type of attraction people choose to do in Davidson, NC, it will certainly be worth the drive. Visitors may want to call ahead of time to check for store hours and vendor times just in case of inclement weather.