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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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Interesting History

We always want to know some history of the area visiting and this is an excellent place to find it. Great for a rainy day or hot weekend; or just to spend some time seeing how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Florence, Alabama
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Florence, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always want to know some history of the area visiting and this is an excellent place to find it. Great for a rainy day or hot weekend; or just to spend some time seeing how the city and area was founded.

Thank Kounsel
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a baby, a two year old and a three year old to this exhibit and I can't begin to tell you how interactive, colorful and hands on it was! What fun! The costumes to try on, the eggs to put in the baskets, the tornado you could make in a bottle are just a few of the fun... More 

1 Thank Nan B
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The exhibits are small and the setting is intimate. Pocketful of Posies is on exhibit right now and features original artwork by nationally recognized fiber artist and author, Salley Mavor. And her work is nothing short of extraordinary! Could've spent another hour in there alone. The staff is very warm and greet you like they are... More 

Thank LovesGoodFood47
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank ActiveRetiree64
Morgantown, WV
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

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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1,348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 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.

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

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.

1 Thank John S
clemson, sc
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75 reviews
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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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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!

1 Thank rayallen2
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

1 Thank John L

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