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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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Interesting and educational

My husband and I were looking for a way to spend the afternoon and decided to try out the little museum. we really enjoyed it. There were a lot of different exhibitions to make it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Sharron C
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This building--its rooms appropriately painted black--is a typical Academic exercise in "What's wrong with the US." A product of Furman University (whose motto should be, "We hate anything that enables parents to send children to our beautiful campus, which we also hate"), this wretched excuse for a museum takes every opportunity to belittle the things that made this country great,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a way to spend the afternoon and decided to try out the little museum. we really enjoyed it. There were a lot of different exhibitions to make it worth the entry fee.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When people ask me about local venues to hold an event, Upcountry History Museum in always on my list of recommendations. In fact, when I wanted to have a party to launch my non-profit, we held it here. #LoveLocalUpstate

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South Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The museum is very nice and clean. The exhibits are informative and fun. There is a theater where a movie shows some history of the area. 2 levels, clean restrooms, and a fun room for kids with lots of hands-on exhibits. This is not a large museum but still had enough to keep us busy for awhile. Worth the visit.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Worth the time. A real look into the regions past. Took brother Fromm PA there and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Greer, South Carolina
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190 reviews 190 reviews
55 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Used this museum for a Christmas party and we were very pleased. They have some rotating exhibits and the party goers can tour the museum. Staff is quite helpful.

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I decided to take my four kids to the seasonal pirate/treasure exhibit. I was a little reluctant at first. I did not know if the exhibit would be stimulating enough to entertain my kids, but I was pleasantly surprised. My children loved it. There was so much for them to do. They were able to mine for fools gold and... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love the lay out of the museum, the history and the fantastic exhibits. They really take care in presenting the real history of that area of South Carolina. Well worth your time . Be sure and go to this museum while in Greenville.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband and I returned this afternoon from a 3-day stay in Greenville, and yesterday's visit to the Upcountry History Museum was one of the highlights of the trip. This beautiful museum highlighting the Upcountry is so well done - absolutely gorgeous facades of historical buildings (the courthouse facade is an exact "to-scale" replica), numerous "hands-on" features such as life-sized... More 

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