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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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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining

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Lovely Museum

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Liz B
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

There is so much that is not taught in public schools, this museum fills some of those gaps. The exhibits are fantastic. I just hope they work out the issues they are experiencing right now so this treasure remains open for future generations.

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Greensboro,North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a legitimate historical location, if somewhat unaware of how to operate such an institution. It provides a startling view of at least one of the ugly discrimination practices once common in the United States, and especially in the Old South. Good for one visit and some thought.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Wanted to see a little about the history of Greensboro and this was a great place. It was free to walk around and they ask for a donation but it's not required. It was wonderful seeing everything from guns used from various eras to items wore by the First Lady Dolly Madison. Nice relaxing afternoon. I enjoyed the old movie... More 

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