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Greensboro Historical Museum

130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-3004
+1 336-373-2043
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Very informative and nice displays. And Free!

While in town visiting our son we decided to kill time and go to this museum. We are glad we did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Otdeb
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Ocean City, New Jersey
Very well put together

A nicely done, modern-style museum that goes over all the relevant history of the region. Not... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
jahausa
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Chapel Hill, NC
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (19 reviews)
“drug store” (7 reviews)
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130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-3004
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+1 336-373-2043
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"civil war"
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"gift shop"
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"drug store"
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"presbyterian church"
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"third floor"
in 7 reviews
"local pottery"
in 3 reviews
"gate city"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"chronological order"
in 3 reviews
"native americans"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 4 reviews
"hidden treasure"
in 3 reviews
"north carolina"
in 8 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
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"great exhibits"
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"two hours"
in 5 reviews
"fire truck"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in town visiting our son we decided to kill time and go to this museum. We are glad we did. The displays are very professionally done. Very well thought out and gave us a good overview of the history of Greensboro. Highly recommend. Can...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A nicely done, modern-style museum that goes over all the relevant history of the region. Not stuffy or boring, totally worth 1-2 hours.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

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 23 January 2018 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

Thank soe75
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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

Thank Christy K
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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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