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Upcountry History Museum

540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3100
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Ranked #15 of 46 Attractions in Greenville
Type: Museums
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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The exhibits flow very well. They are informative and educational. Very clean facility. Records the history of our area well

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Troy, MI
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We happened to be in Greenville on a very rainy Sunday and thought that a museum would be a good place to visit. While the Upcountry History Museum is not large, it was well worth the 2 hours we spent. The exhibits are well thought out and interpretive by design. There is currently a display of works from Jan Brett,... More

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Pickens, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Visited Saturday. March 2014. Cover $5.00. Worth it. Very well appointed little museum. I was impressed at how well done it was. Not a lot there compared to big, big museums. But well worth a couple of hours.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This museum is a gem. It gives a balanced history of a fascinating city, including the struggles over the race, labor, and politics. Worth a visit if you're in town, though probably not worth a detour if you are only passing through the area.

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