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Upcountry History Museum

540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
+1 864-467-3100
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Curious George Exhibit Was Fun

The permanent exhibits might be a little heavy for smaller children, as the museum covers the... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Zachary S
the most unique museum we have been to

This museum takes you through the regional history of the area from the 18th century to present... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
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540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
+1 864-467-3100
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

The permanent exhibits might be a little heavy for smaller children, as the museum covers the Upstate's history with slavery, child labor, etc. However, check out guest exhibits. The Curious George exhibit was well done and a lot of fun, and kept my kids (ages...More

1  Thank Zachary S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This museum takes you through the regional history of the area from the 18th century to present. We had not researched it before going so we had no idea what to expect and we were lucky enough to see two great traveling art exhibits; a...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We actually came to Greenville because this museum had the Curious George exhibit for kids that is traveling around the country. Our son loved it. It was much much smaller than I had anticipated and from what I had researched online. Perhaps this is because...More

Thank atlmichelle4571
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Upcountry in South Carolina means the northwest corner that borders North Carolina to the North, and Georgia to the West. Greenville-Spartanburg at the center of the region. This museum gives a feel for this region, its natural beauty and local attractions. Its certainly not a...More

1  Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I was surprised pleasantly by the depth and detail of the various exhibits. The military art display is very interesting

Thank M943CSwilliamh
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A great museum that explains the history of the upcountry of South Carolina. Furman University sponsors this museum. It covers history, art, science, & culture. When we went there was an excellent exhibition of Ansel Adams's photography. That was a wonderful surprise! They have a...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Decide to visit because of the sign for the Ansel Adams exhibit. Much of the informative films are about the Upcountry and its history. The Ansel Adams exhibit was interesting, but disappointingly small. There is also an exhibit about the Gulf War art, which is...More

1  Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Attended a cocktail party here. It was a wonderful and interesting backdrop. Lots of fun exhibits to enjoy.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was the second of two museums I visited in Greenville. The M&G was extremely underwhelming, which probably explains why it is now permanently closed. This one gave me a better glimpse of Greenville's culture and history, and the large stairway was phenomenal. Also loved...More

1  Thank Veronesi413
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went to see a special exhibit of the art of Dr. Seuss which was displayed beautifully. We also saw an Ansel Adams exhibit which was excellent. The permanent exhibit of the history of Greenville was informative and well done.

1  Thank gypsyred
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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

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