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Greensboro Historical Museum

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Address: 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone Number: (336) 373-2043
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining

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Excellent history site

Wow, this is really a great find. We explored our way over three floors of wonderful exhibits. They covered several topics. We found costumes, information, rifles, photos, sounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Paducah, Kentucky
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wow, this is really a great find. We explored our way over three floors of wonderful exhibits. They covered several topics. We found costumes, information, rifles, photos, sounds. A great place to bring the entire family.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This museum is chocked full of over 200 years of Greensboro history which was presented in an engaging and enjoyable manner. My wife and I spend 3 hours going though the exhibit and as an out-of-towner/Midwesterner I really enjoyed connecting to the city which I spent the week in.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This surprising museum near the center of downtown and a block away from the City Center Park features a wonderful timeline of the city, from its earliest years through three wars through the civil rights movement in the 1960s and growth in education and manufacturing. Great collection of Piedmont pottery and historical artifacts. Docents are knowledgeable and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a really fun museum and its totally free! I have live in GSO for almost 10 years and had never been but took my uncle when he was visiting one week and it was great. I learned a lot and the museum does a really good job at making history interesting. I am not a history person but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a true gem of a museum. They have gone to great lengths to make the museum both fun and educational!

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MD
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great, unexpected museum. This museum was an unexpected treat. Contained a lot of detail about local events in Greensboro, that fit into national trends. Definitely worth a stop.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I had very low expectations as I took my 10 year old son to visit. It blew us away! If you care at all about Greensboro, or are just fascinated by history, it's a no-brainer to visit at least once.

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Stoneville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Took a group of second graders to the museum in conjunction with Feb/March school themes. The students enjoyed traveling through the rooms and experiencing what they read in books at school. The staff was very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place rocked! The staff was informed, the kids could make their way around while the chaperones could study up on bits of information about their hometown. Great flow and quality way to spend at least an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Really felt privileged to walk in the shoes of the Greensboro Four and many other, named and unnamed, heroes who risked their lives ( in many cases died) to fight for equality. Our tour guide L.T. did a great job portraying the times and struggles.

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Additional Information about Greensboro Historical Museum

Address: 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone Number: (336) 373-2043
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Greensboro
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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