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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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We expected a second-rate local museum, but this was extraordinary. The focus is the history of Greensboro and the local area, and it was fascinating to see historic periods from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We expected a second-rate local museum, but this was extraordinary. The focus is the history of Greensboro and the local area, and it was fascinating to see historic periods from a micro point of view rather than a macro view. While we were there, one of the original Emancipation Proclamation copies was on loan--an unexpected treat! Definitely a must see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This museum in Greensboro is in a beautiful building with so many historical artifacts. While the displays do center on Greensboro history, anyone with an appreciation of history will enjoy it and learn from the museum. They have a wonderful "old-time" town on the upper floor, complete with firehouse, pharmacy, hotel and school. They also have a special exhibit on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This museum is a very nice attraction if you like history! They have a old steam powered fire truck They have lots of civil war guns and other items. One of the best items to see is the flight manual of one of the stewardesses on flight 93 who was from greensboro. Very unique item to see from one of... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

More to see than I imagined. Had enough variety to appeal to all ages. Very nice museum. Easy parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Wonderfully designed historical museum that's free. My 8 year old son loved it. Lots of old cars, fire truck, different things throughout time in Greenboro. Wonderful civil war artifacts and guns.

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We decided to take in the Greensboro Historical Museum last week. What a total disappointment. Not a lot of "history", just a lot of politics. If this is what Greensboro's history is all about - then I don't want it or need it. What a waste of an afternoon!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

More significant than I imagined. Restored vehicles, cars and even a firetruck are on display. An entire room has been set aside for donated antique firearms and armaments. North Carolina writer O. Henry was from the Greensboro area and there is a school room re-creation showing his literary prowess as a young boy. Just so much to see at this... More 

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Visiting Greensboro and wanted to learn a bit about its background. The historical museum is free (and also has free parking) and is filled with so much information, we had to make two visits and could easily have come back again if we'd had more time. The exhibits are very well done and very informative. A great resource for the... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Greensboro Historical Museum (not to be confused with the Civil Rights Museum which I've not had the opportunity to see yet) is good for the individual or family. There is something for every member of the family and children can learn about their past, without thinking they are. The exhibits are informative and well maintained. You can spend a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I really enjoyed my afternoon visit to this Museum where I learned so much about Greensboro / North Carolina history. Easy walk from the downtown area or car parking available right next door. Lots of interesting displays and exhibits which you can explore at your pace which is a great way to keep moving or linger as you wish. Nice... More 

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