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Upcountry History Museum

540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
+1 864-467-3100
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We enjoyed exhibition of Katherine Hepburn costumes from her 30 years plus of theatre and movies as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hamilton, Canada
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The Upcountry History Museum is a quaint museum filled with local historical displays and other... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
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540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
+1 864-467-3100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed exhibition of Katherine Hepburn costumes from her 30 years plus of theatre and movies as well as history display of local events from Upcountry after 15 minute video; Includes quite reasonably priced shop after visit including items for children that include historical toys,...More

Thank maureen1128
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Upcountry History Museum is a quaint museum filled with local historical displays and other type of historical displays. The guides are usually knowledgeable and it's a unique blast from the past experience. Fun for the whole family and worth experiencing.

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Went with a group and had a very knowledgeable guide. It is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Also have a very nice gift area.

Thank Felice L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My wife and I stopped at the Upcountry History Museum as part of a genealogy quest as I have family from both sides that lived in this area over 200 years ago. I wanted to gain an understanding of what the region was like and...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I drive down to this museum from Asheville, NC often and thoroughly enjoy the exhibits every time! Most recent --the Katharine Hepburn Stage & Screen costumes exhibit was well done and very interesting - along with Jan Brett's wonderful children's book illustrations - you could...More

Thank Gotttalot2C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I was ready to pay the Senior fee but then my husband asked if there was a veterans discount and we got in for free! Don't think this is advertised so you have to ask. Liked the grounds where the museum is located. My husband...More

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This modern museum is located within walking distance of downtown Greenville in a campus of museums and libraries.There is free parking on the campus and parking at the Richardson Street garage is free on the weekends. Admission is $8 for adults and there are discounts...More

1  Thank 999ursulaa
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have seen some excellent exhibits here.Not sure that the permanent collection is worth a stop, but check the calendar.They often have excellent visiting shows. It is constantly improving and, if you are a history buff, you should definitely check it out.

Thank hellp842
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Amazing local museum that always has a movie, exhibit, or lecturer scheduled. Today we enjoyed the exhibit of American Posters from World War 1, then a fascinating lecture on American soldiers in the Great War by Henry Johnson. Plenty of parking, easily accessible for ADA...More

Thank CherylandBrett
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this historical museum- especially the World War I poster exhibit! It was outstanding!!! Some history museums are old and outdated- not this one.

Thank Jim L
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Vicki L
5 May 2017|
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Response from Candy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, hours on Friday 10am-5pm. Cost:. $6 Adults, $5 Seniors (65) and college students with valid ID. $4 Children 4-18. Children 3 and under free.
Philip B
21 March 2017|
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Response from Maelrarny | Reviewed this property |
The parking is right behind the building, not far from the entrance. I can't say for sure about the handicap parking. I would presume there is a requirement for a couple of spaces, though.
21 June 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
The museum is not that large,but I guess you need an hour or so. Of course the time you spend will depend on the detail you choose for yourself. The displays change from time to time so you may want to spend more or less... More