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Greensboro Historical Museum

130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 373-2043
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Dining
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Houston, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I'd been told Greensboro was exceedingly boring, but based on this museum, there is more to this city than I would have guessed. To compare it to other history museums, Greensboro actually did just a good a job as the huge Missouri History Museum in Saint Louis. I think the New Hampshire History Museum in Manchester did an easier job... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Our primary reason for our trip to Greensboro was for the Science Museum. The historical museum was 2nd on the list. We enjoyed this museum a lot more than the science museum. It is well done and is a great escape as you visit all points of history. Especially enjoyed listening to the voices of historical people by holding the... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped in to the historical museum on a Wednesday. Very nice facility with a nice collection. My sons loved the hotel. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The museum is well cared for and maintained. The restrooms were very clean too.

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OnTheRoad, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our first visit to Greensboro, so we especially appreciated the hours that we spent at the Greensboro Historical Museum; the museum gave us a fascinating look at the past and present Greensboro. The museum has 3 levels, with the first level being mostly administration and the restrooms. There is a beautiful staircase leading to the upper levels, as... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wonderful pottery collection and very helpful staff. Parking is nearby and it is free. Celebrates the diversity found in the community

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When I was a little boy, this was the public library. I spent Saturdays reading in a big room that is now a clever exhibit hall. Being a Greensboro native, I constantly felt pulled one way and another, seeing familiar people and families on all sides. Greensboro is full of history, and this place covers it all. I saw names... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The museum's curator and staff deserve much credit for creating a truly historical adventure. A far cry from the typical museum experience of artifacts placed behind protective glass and admonishing security personnel, the Greensboro Historical Museum is both highly interactive and informative. It has its share of historical artifacts, but the exhibits are expertly crafted to walk the patron through... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We loved this museum. Everyone was very nice and the museum is very well done. The parking was convenient and free and so was the admission to the museum. Well worth seeing

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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a great museum. It shows so much history. Plan to spend half a day! This is a large museum! I would definitely go again. You learn a lot!!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Historical Museum is free and big and informative. I've gone there at lease 3 times and have learned something new each time and found something I missed before. The staff is knowledgable and not pushy in the gift shop which I appreciate a lot! I plan to visit again, for sure.

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