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Greensboro Historical Museum

Address: 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone Number: (336) 373-2043
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's free, it's beautiful and it's chalk full of Greensboro's history! The Greensboro Historical Museum is a gem that every family in Greensboro should visit every so often. The museum covers interest levels for all ages. Since it's free the museum is great for Girl or Boy Scout outings or for home schooled children. It's a perfect educational outing....fun too!

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Exhibits change on regular basis but the historical views of Greensboro and Guilford county are excellent. They also have one of the finest collections of Civil War Rifles and Carbines I've seen anywhere.

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Melbourne, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The museum offers a comprehensive history of Greensboro and its environs, starting, I believe sometime in the 1700s and ending in the present. In between it covers the early European settlers, including the Quakers, the Civil War, the textile industry, daily life, WWII (including the training base that was within city limits), and the Civil Rights Movement, including the Greensboro... More

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High Point, North Carolina, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Growing up in Greensboro, I've been to the Greensboro Historical Museum on many occasions from the time I was in grade school up until my last visit a couple of years ago. The best part...IT'S FREE! Donations are of course welcomed and encouraged. The building is beautiful and there are many rooms dedicated to different historical events. My favorite is... More

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A very nicely presented local historical museum. Interesting artifacts from the area...a good introduction to the city. Don't waste your time and money at the civil rights museum. This one is free and much more informative

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The people who work here are very friendly, and the exhibits are cute and interactive. However, the lighting was too low in places and I couldn't read the text. Also... there was a Civil War exhibit filled with guns, and the placards seemed to particularly glorify Confederate "heroes," something I found a little disturbing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Freshman daughter at UNC-G could get extra credit for going to museum and writing up her reflections on it so off we went on Parent Weekend. While the building itself is lovely.. looking very much like an old church with a castle flair, it actually contains quite an impressive historical gathering of information on Greensboro. The museum shop at the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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485 reviews 485 reviews
298 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This museum is in an old church that was built in 1812. The building also served as a confederate hospital during the civil war. The historic First Presbyterian Church cemetery is behind the museum and dates from 1831 to 1926. It also includes the final resting place of soldiers from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War,... More

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was one of the best museums I've ever been to! We arrived early on Saturday, right at opening time, and were DELIGHTED to find out it was a special 1920s celebration! WOW! Perfect timing! We were in town for my birthday weekend, and what was supposed to be a two-hour stop turned into an all day visit!! And it... More

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