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Greensboro Historical Museum

130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-3004
+1 336-373-2043
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Excellent museum with varied exhibits. Something for every interest!

From 18th century log homes to a 20th century street scene, from First Lady Dolley Madison to first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
Historical Museum or International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Which one? And in which order? Timing is important!

If you have time for only one museum, I suggest you visit the Civil Rights Center. Focused on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruth B
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
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“gift shop” (19 reviews)
“drug store” (7 reviews)
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130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-3004
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"gift shop"
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"drug store"
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"emancipation proclamation"
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"presbyterian church"
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"third floor"
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"local pottery"
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"gate city"
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"on display"
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"chronological order"
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"native americans"
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"beautiful building"
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"hidden treasure"
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"north carolina"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From 18th century log homes to a 20th century street scene, from First Lady Dolley Madison to first rate storyteller O. Henry, and from a struggle for freedom waged with muskets to a fight for equality staged at a lunch counter, the Greensboro Historical Museum...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have time for only one museum, I suggest you visit the Civil Rights Center. Focused on the Civil Rights movement that began at a lunch counter in Greensboro, it is incredibly powerful. On Saturdays and Sundays there are guided tours. It is handicap...More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Since moving to Winston-Salem over four years ago I have been wanting to visit this museum. Well, today was the day with my daughter and grand son in tow. The building in which the collection is housed is, in and of itself, worth the visit....More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I wasn’t expecting much because usually cities this size don’t have terribly impressive local history museums. But my expectations were exceeded. They had interesting period rooms, a pottery collection, good exhibits on original settlers and the Civil War and reconstruction, and a really good explanation...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Greensboro History Museum is a fantastic institution in Greensboro for visitors and residents alike. Not only is the museum something to do by yourself, with your family or with friends, it is also a great organization to get involved in and form history of...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Pretty much your standard museum with focus on he history of Greensboro. If you are going I would recommend doing on a bad weather day... it does beat just staying at home. It’ nice but just did not excite me personally.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is the best of Greensboro's early history. This museum is set up by "rooms" and has beautiful, authentic furnishings. As you stand, taking in the beauty, you can even imagine the owners of the furniture, beginning their day or having a cup of tea....More

Thank Denise B
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Last time I came was 20 years ago and I was impressed at this hidden gem in downtown Greensboro. Great overview of the area, interactive exhibits, fun for the kids. Loved the interactive exhibits on local pottery, textiles, life in the 1700-1800s. Took my young...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Residents of Greensboro and Guilford have no idea how great a musiem we have .Go see itRevolutionary war, civil war, O henry, and much more

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. It was free and when you have kids under the age of 10 years old. Who need to walk a lot is beautiful.

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Response from Allison S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair friendly. They have elevators where there are stairs. There was someone on our tour with a wheelchair is how I know.
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