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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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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful facility with educational value

Having been born in Greensboro and living there until 4th grade, I found this to be very entertaining but even for one that did not grow up here, it is worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
KimStephen
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North Carolina
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96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been born in Greensboro and living there until 4th grade, I found this to be very entertaining but even for one that did not grow up here, it is worth the visit.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really well done! I was not expecting much, but it's free so I figured I'd check it out.There are several different exhibits, most permanent and a few that change, but the entire history of the area is covered from prehistory on. This would be great for kids, maybe not super young, but there are some interactive things... More 

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Thank clover49
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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164 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This a charming, very professionally curated museum that has a wealth of detail on Greensboro, Guilford County and NC. It covers history from native Americans to date not glossing over the ugly aspects and celebrating one large Greensboro Black community. Touches on all the American wars and local battles. Some interactive exhibits and lots on daily life in the county... More 

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Thank Bcobert
Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are international student in Greensboro. We visit the place to know more about Greensboro. My wife loved the place . The museum shows very much every thing about Greensboro. I highly recommend this place to visit.

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Thank Shuayl
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This museum has lots to see! From an old replica of town complete with old timey movie house to old timey originally decorated rooms. There is a huge pottery display. And also a gift shop loaded with local items. You can even explore the old cementry for a peaceful & nostalgic experience.

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Thank Laurie C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The docent was so knowledgeable and the historic mansion was beautiful. I would recommend this museum to anyone. It was decorated for Christmas when we visited. Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We spent a quiet Sunday afternoon visiting this quaint museum. Allow about 2 hrs to check out this place. Parking is free and admission is a donation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are always stopping in local Historic Societies in what ever local we are in. This one, housed in a Confederate Soldiers Hospital, was very well done. Nice progressive layout with interesting displays. Some exhibits change, some are permanent. Concentrating on Greensboro makes for a more detailed exhibition. Large pottery and antique gun collection. Recreations of local... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Although very dimly lit, the new exhibit of Voices from Greensboro is varied and highlights local historical and current personages. The gift shop is always excellent as is the ongoing pottery exhibit. Very friendly greeters.

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Thank Bigi P
Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum because it tells the real story of greensboro. The old town area is my favorite. The old hotel, old movie house, old one room school and everything else.

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