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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

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Address: 134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone Number: +1 336-274-9199
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in...
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in Greensboro, N.C., is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. Our vision is to memorialize the courageous stand of the Greensboro Four as they launched, for posterity, the sit-in movement Feb. 1, 1960. We hope that the ICRCM, with its focus on the sit-in activities at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, will inspire the vigilance and fortify the spirit of all oppressed people to step forward in the ongoing struggle for human freedom.
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My visit here really opened my eyes. There are so many wonderful things to see here and the gift shop is so tempting!!! I love the visual effects and the whole feel. It was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My visit here really opened my eyes. There are so many wonderful things to see here and the gift shop is so tempting!!! I love the visual effects and the whole feel. It was so thrilling to be in this historical place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A visit to Greensboro should include a visit to this historic site. The exhibits were well done and of course the lunch counter was the highlight. We had a wonderful guide who obviously loved sharing this history with those of us in her group. We felt that the hour we spent here was well worth it. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was thrilled that we were able to get to the museum, especially since I am somewhat of a history buff and love multi-media reporting. First, I found the staff to be exceptionally accommodating. I needed a wheelchair and they delivered, so that blessed me. Then, a most engaging tour guide named L.T. captured our attention, asked us thought provoking... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is undoubtedly the most over-hyped and poorly run museums I have ever visited. I visited with a group of 5th graders and I was so saddened that they had looked forward to this trip and it was such a let down and a waste if their time and day. I fo not recommend it

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tecumseh, canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Actual history comes alive with a visit to this museum. The lunch counter and artifacts are perfectly preserved and the stories are well told. It is hard to believe these events took place in our own backyard such a short time ago. Informative and interesting regardless of your previous knowledge. We had Tyler as our guide and he was well... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The tour was very informative. It really took you back in time. L..T., the tour guide, was awesome!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were here to visit family and just happened upon this. Fantastic. Very informative and moving. We especially were impressed with how maintained the authentic lunch counter was preserved. L.T. was a terrific tour guide. Ask for her. But be warned, she'll give you a name. ALSO ANOTHER WARNING: some of the images are graphic and our 7 year old... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Worth it for the history, culture, politics of our country. Definitely take the guided tour. Good for teens and adults. Not for young children - graphic, over their heads.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The quality of this museum and importance of this message is evident from the the first step in the room. The museum has a guided tour (ours was LT and she was excellent) that takes you through the whole event in Greensboro. I went with Greensboro natives who did not feel that it would be worth their time :They completely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is absolutely wonderful. The staff is friendly and helpful. The displays are monumental and very informative. "LT" is an outstanding tour guide! Very knowledgable and really engages the visitors. I was proud to attend as the Olivia Pope look-alike with my grandmother. We will continue to spread the word about this precious gem in Greensboro.

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