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Upcountry History Museum

540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3100
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Ranked #17 of 42 attractions in Greenville
Type: Museums
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- May 31, 2014
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Granite Bay
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is not a big city museum as you find in New York or Chicago, but the layout of the large displays is very professionally done. There are static displays and films and audio to help tell the story of the upcountry as this area of South Carolina is called. The museum is on two floors and an elevator is... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The exhibits flow very well. They are informative and educational. Very clean facility. Records the history of our area well

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Troy, MI
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We happened to be in Greenville on a very rainy Sunday and thought that a museum would be a good place to visit. While the Upcountry History Museum is not large, it was well worth the 2 hours we spent. The exhibits are well thought out and interpretive by design. There is currently a display of works from Jan Brett,... More

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Pickens, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Visited Saturday. March 2014. Cover $5.00. Worth it. Very well appointed little museum. I was impressed at how well done it was. Not a lot there compared to big, big museums. But well worth a couple of hours.

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This museum is a gem. It gives a balanced history of a fascinating city, including the struggles over the race, labor, and politics. Worth a visit if you're in town, though probably not worth a detour if you are only passing through the area.

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Pelzer, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

The museum is beautifully laid out. The exhibits are very interesting and many are interactive. The staff is very knowledgable, helpful and friendly.

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Good museum to introduce visitors or newcomers to the Greenville area and its interesting history. Start with the introductory short film.

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136 reviews 136 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Small but complete overview of the history of the South Carolina upcountry. Especially interesting to me was the information about how the three regions of South Carolina interacted over the years. Well done!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

As a lifelong resident of the Upstate, I have wanted to check out this museum ever since it opened -- but knew that it would probably be a huge bore for my children, who go with me practically everywhere. When I found out about the Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl exhibit, I figured that this was my chance to go... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I have been meaning to go to the Upcountry Museum on Greenville SC,s Heritage Green for some time now, and the opportunity presented itself when a former student, now in the national tour of Jersey Boys, came to Greenville last week. We both very much enjoyed the visit. Set in a lovely building with a belltower that tolls each quarter... More

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