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Upcountry History Museum

540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3100
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Ranked #8 of 46 Attractions in Greenville
Type: Museums
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Greenville, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The permanent exhibits are enough to keep you coming back, with much information and interactive exhibits tell of the history and interesting facts about our past. Really like some of the additional exhibits that are there for a limited time. A fun place to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We allotted only an hour here -- we had to leave before we were ready. Lots of neat exhibits for varied ages. We ranged in age from 18 to 50. We all wished we had more time there. I'd say that 2 hours would be good.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Upcountry History Museum is the place to go if you want to know all of the history of the Upstate! Great venue to rent out for parties as well!

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Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Anyone who has a passion for American History should go there. You will not be disappointed. I spent over three hours in there.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This little museum is a gem. Not too big or too small. Interesting exhibits. Appealing to all ages, especially when special exhibits- such as the author Jan Brett's works.

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This wonderful little museum has excellent displays that depict life in the upstate. Being from the north it is always interesting hearing from an area where slavery was a way of life.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a very well organized museum that proved to be a great way to spend a couple of hours. Not being from North Carolina, I knew nothing about Upcounty History - wow, I learned a lot here! I was very surprised by how nice it was - the pictures posted here don't really do it justice.

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Greer, SC
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Well worth the time and effort. Main street Greenville, shows the growth and diversification of the upstate.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On an afternoon off I took my daughter to this local museum. The exhibitions are not particularly historic, as it is mostly graphical copies of documents and paintings. The few original items are well labeled and displayed. I would say that you shouldn't be looking to be "blown away" by this museum. It is a good educational museum for young... More

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Granite Bay
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21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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