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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great historical tour

Based out of the old Woolworth building. Lots of historical information on display and very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Covington, Washington
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Excellent Guided Tour Highlighting the Lunch Counter Sit In

This is the location of the original lunch counter sit in as it was in the 1960s. They use a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durham, North Carolina
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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in Greensboro, N.C., is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. This national landmark and national...more
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134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
+1 336-274-9199
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Based out of the old Woolworth building. Lots of historical information on display and very knowledgeable staff! The original lunch counter is still as it appeared in the 60’s and was the highlight of the guided tour. Highly recommended for teens.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chiro6262
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the location of the original lunch counter sit in as it was in the 1960s. They use a combination of video and displays to tell the story of civil rights activism. I don't think it would have been as impactful to me if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank revmom2david
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had such an emotional and meaningful experience this morning. The docents are knowledgeable and talented teachers of history. They brought the civil rights movement to life, conveying the struggle and the horror. I highly recommend this to everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kailuatraveler60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ICRC&M is truly unique! A lot of thought was put into the materials exhibited and the manner in which they were displayed. One of the first civil rights sit-ins occurred in the Woolworth's building which has been completely remodeled. Well worth your time to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eric K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jeanne was a fantastic guide. She made history come alive. This small museum is well worth a visit. Makes you grateful for all those brave souls who had the courage to change our nation for the better. And inspires you to do your part to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum during a wedding weekend in Greensboro. The museum is featured around the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-in but is so much more. The tour guide was informative and discussed many facts we had not heard before. She asked the group many questions and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a free afternoon in Greensboro and I'm very glad I spent it here. Thanks to a very good tour guide, this was a very powerful experience. The exhibit does a very good job of highlighting the less well-known heroes of the civil rights...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ted G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This may be a small museum but it is HUGE in historical treasures! It covers major events over the last century in visuals and words as you're lead by a knowkegable guide that brings these events to life. Great way to spend an afternoon for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank g. m
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is an incredible story of the history behind and the driving force for the civil rights movement. Nothing similar exists in the UK, but we all deserve to learn and understand what an indignity slavery is to an other human being. You would think...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Dreamer736021
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I (grandparents) visited with our daughter and our two grandchildren (ages 9 & 11). Our tour guide, Dillon, was exceptional and very knowledgeable of civil rights issues, especially in the South. To actually stand in the former F.W. Woolworth’s and view the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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19 October 2018|
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Response from CDP_travels | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so. It's not graphic. There are a few photos but the guide makes it fun and interesting although the circumstances are what they are. I think a 7th grader can handle it. They may have questions but they should... More
10 October 2015|
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Response from John S | Property representative |
The primary means of support for this Museum comes from the admission fees charged and support from the Museum Store. The Museum also attempts to raise funds from corporations and private individuals through annual... More