Things To Do
There are many things to do and see in the Town of Matthews and the Charlotte Metropolitian Area.

In Matthews there are shops, restaurants, cultural activities, and historical downtown district. Visit any of the links below to learn of upcoming events and activities or the upcoming events page on this website.

Throughout the year the Matthews Train Depot and Visitors Center is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. A variety of Town merchandise and memorabilia is available at the center. For more information call 704-847-3649.

The Train Depot was constructed in the late 1880s. It served as a social and economic beehive for years. Passenger service ended in 1958 but the depot remained in operation until 1966. The train depot stood idle until 1999 when the Town of Matthews purchased it and relocated itto a prominent location in the Town Green of downtown Matthews. The building was restored and now serves as the home of the Matthews Visitors Center and the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. A historic red caboose is also available for the public to visit - adjacent to the Train Depot.

Enjoy Art? Visit the McDowell Arts Center and enjoy free art exhibits year round. The Town also has a number of public art sites for you to visit.

Visit the Matthews Public Library where you will find a unique history mural that tells the story of the Town.

Welcome to Matthews - Visitors Brochure

Welcome to Matthews - New Business Brochure

You can also visit the Matthews Heritage Museum, the Levine Senior Center and our many parks including the new Sportsplex.

For activities in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area visit; and the official site for sites and activities across North Carolina.