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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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10:00 am - 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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Great rainy day attraction.

This wasn't on our itinerary as we only had a one night stop here on our road trip. But the park on the Reedy isn't much fun in a downpour. I wanted to see the Andrew Wyeth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't on our itinerary as we only had a one night stop here on our road trip. But the park on the Reedy isn't much fun in a downpour. I wanted to see the Andrew Wyeth watercolours at the art gallery. This museum is on the same site and well thought out with a lot to see. Small entrance... More 

Thank ActiveRetiree64
Morgantown, WV
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum offered a nice introductory film to provide a bit of historic background to visitors who are unfamiliar with the piedmont area of South Carolina. Unfortunately, the various exhibits did not offer much depth to the film's introduction. Listening to audio presentations offered at a number of the exhibits was interesting but the historic task of covering the Upcountry... More 

Thank Tripplanner-89
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,256 reviews
967 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

small, little museum telling about the history of the upstate. found the exhibits very informative. As a fan of history I always enjoy learning about different places. This was a fine quality museum.

Thank jlantern3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Staff very welcoming, special Magic Tree House exhibit kept the kids entertained. Rest of the museum not sufficiently engaging to hold the interest of young children.

Thank John S
clemson, sc
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is a small museum with top notch informative exhibits about the history of upstate South Carolina. We primarily visited to see the Magic Tree House traveling exhibit, which consisted of an immersive walk through three of the books. The MTH exhibit was a hit with our 8 year old - he thought it was so much fun to dress... More 

Thank tigerlily93
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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!

Thank rayallen2
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank John L
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank Kinja K
Hampton, United States
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11 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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116 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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.

Thank AllentownBarkley

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