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Upcountry History Museum

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Address: 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: (864) 467-3100
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One of the best local history museums anywhere.

Don't miss Greenville's Upcountry Museum. It's right by the town's totally redeveloped waterfront, and you'll be amazed at this historic town's history, and how beautifully it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Don't miss Greenville's Upcountry Museum. It's right by the town's totally redeveloped waterfront, and you'll be amazed at this historic town's history, and how beautifully it's presented. Colonial, Civil War, becoming the textile center of the world, WW II, and more. The displays are unique and great for any age. GO!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Minimal entrance fee. Very well staged areas telling the story of upcountry SC. Short film was very good. Good for children and adults to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

An excellent collection of SC/NC history and heritage. The staff is amazing and the exhibits are engaging! My sons enjoy the rotational room and interactive exhibits.

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Hampton, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Small zoo and great for families, a couple,and seniors. Easy access - strollers, wheelchairs, . Takes about an hour with minimal viewings. Nice variety of animals - but always seems one area "under construction". Great deal with an annual pass - kind of pricy (9.50 for an adult for one visit...no Sr./AAA discount - not really looking for a tourist... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Very nice history museum. Informative and pleasant. Very interesting and well laid out. Also the history of Pepsi.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a amazing little place for such a small town! I was really blown away by how much detail went into the displays they have here. There are constant changing displays along with permanent displays. No inch of space is wasted here! Look up, look down, and look all around because there are things to be seen everywhere!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice facility with ample parking and easy access. Great seating. Lots of space for exhibits. This facility gives a feeling of intimacy as the speaker is in close proximity to the audience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you have a few minutes with nothing to do that is about all it takes. If they charge to get in (attended for private event) then I would pass.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited and was very impressed. variety of subjects well displayed. I saw a civil rights exhibit centered around greenville. I learned a lot

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I visited the museum today with my children and my sister plus her children. My 3rd grade son needed to visit the museum for a school project and my 6 year old son had received tickets to the museum from Pepsi for his birthday. Immediately upon walking up the front desk, the two ladies were completely unwelcoming and rude. They... More 

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