JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, Waxhaw

Specialty Museum · Museum
The museum helps tell the story of alphabets and translation and the work of JAARS in training, technology, media, and transportation that make Bible translation and literacy possible in remote areas of the world.
For travelers who use our international travel planner, Waxhaw holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the JAARS Museum of the Alphabet and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including JAARS Museum of the Alphabet
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

JAARS Museum of the Alphabet reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
58 reviews
  • Very informative museum. The whole family was very interested. Even my 2 teenagers loved it. Would highly recommend it if you are near Charlotte!  more »
  • A fascinating look into languages and how they were developed. They also explain how ancient languages have been deciphered. Why was the Rosetta stone so important? I'm not a linguist, but I...  more »
  • How often do we think about the origin of alphabets? For most of us... never! But this world class museum starts with Sumerian cuneiform and takes us through the history and development of alphabets and writing systems across the globe. It even introduces modern day alphabet makers working among language groups with no written language. There are activities for kids, but this museum is a beautiful place for adults to take time.
  • Great place. However, it is definitely not for younger children. Lots of interesting information to read.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Waxhaw

Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Waxhaw

Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 1h 30 min
Duration: 1h 30 min