Belmont Abbey

Historic Buildings

is a private Catholic liberal-arts college located in Belmont, North Carolina, about 15 miles west of Uptown Charlotte. It was founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks. Basilica of Mary Help of Christians. Built over 100 years ago, the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians contains stained glass windows that were exhibited at the World’s Fair in 1892. The Abbey Basilica of Mary help of Christians, under the patronage of Mary Help of Christians, is the central figure in the composition of Belmont Abbey and of the Belmont Abbey Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The basilica was built in neo-Gothic style in 1892, and was completely renovated in 1965 in a most striking manner. The church, which contains prize-winning painted glass windows and a unique baptismal font, is listed on The National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, the church was named a minor Basilica by the Vatican.

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100 Belmont Mt Holly Rd, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

704-461-6693

Belmont

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The City of Belmont is a small yet growing town within the Charlotte region that offers a great quality of life. Our town is where people enjoy strolling through our historical shops, grabbing a bite to eat at one of our many fine restaurants, or joining us for one our festivals downtown. We would love for you to come see and spend time with us.

MORE THINGS TO DO

In Gaston County, NC

Christmas Town USA

McAdenville’s 650 or so residents go all-out to convert their homes into Christmas Town USA– an achievement that attracts about 600,000 visitors. Drive the half-mile route – free of charge – to see 375-plus trees strung with more than 500,000 red, green and white lights. Christmas Town, USA finished 4th in the “Best Public Holiday Lights Display in the USA” contest, sponsored by USA Today.

McAdenville

Kates Skating Rink

1151 Skating Rink Drive

Lowell

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

At the Kings Mountain Historical Museum visitors can learn about the history of the area.

100 E Mountain St

Kings Mountain

Lewis Farm

This farm offers people a chance to reconnect with the past through showcasing farming practices from the 1930's and 1940's.

Ranlo

Loray Mill

300 S. Firestone St.

Gastonia

Millican Pictorial History Museum

History museum in Belmont.

35 E Catawba St

Belmont

Mount Holly Municipal Complex

400 E. Central Ave.

Mount Holly

11 Mill Blueway South Fork Trail

A long paddle that will take you almost 9 miles down the South Fork River where you will witness both a beautifully protected shoreline and signs of Gaston's past in the textile industry with plenty of places to stop at parks, restaurants, and breweries along the way.

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Access the Catawba River via canoe, kayak or boat from this 10-acre riverfront park.

1400 Catawba Street

Belmont

Kings Mountain State Park

4611 Linwood Rd

Kings Mountain

Lineberger Maple Springs Farm

Family-friendly experiences through spring, summer and fall.

906 Dallas-Stanley Hwy.

Dallas

M.O. Owens Worship and Fine Arts Center at Gaston Christian

1625 Lowell Bethesda Rd.

Gastonia

Monkey Joe’s

3924 E Franklin Blvd

Gastonia

Mountain Island Park

This park features river access, a 1.6-mile walking trail part of the Carolina Thread Trail and afishing pier.

400 Mountain Island Rd.

Mount Holly

Bridge at High Shoals

As you head out of the county going north along 321 is High Shoals. Visitors enjoy taking pictures of the old truss bridge as well as launching paddle boats to explore the ruins of the iron works.

400 S Lincoln St.

High Shoals

Kings Mountain Country Club

Quality golf, beautiful views and friendly service and one of the top golf experiences in the area.

109 Country Club Rd

Kings Mountain

Legacy Park

163 Main St

McAdenville

Lineberger Park

Gastonia’s first park provides both passive and active recreation opportunities on 18.5 acres.

632 E. Garrison Blvd.

Gastonia

Martha Rivers Park

Children head straight for “the castle” playground. The wooden structure houses a fort, a ship, a race car, slides and swings.

1515 Neal Hawkins Rd,

Gastonia

Mount Holly Farmers Market

226 S Main St

Mount Holly

620 N. Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4044

Toll Free: 1-800-849-9994

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