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

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Hawaii Travellers visit the Greensboro Museum

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

1 Thank AkuByrd
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131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Stefan L
Greensboro, North Carolina
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126 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Bigi P
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Andria A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed touring this museum...the curators were very informative, and it was just a very pleasant experience. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting GSO.

Thank 1Souci
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Viewed Abraham Lincoln-signed copy of proclamation--1 of nearly 50 he signed. It was on loan from the Indiana Historical Museum. Wonderful history but this Museum has lots of interesting history in a very nice setting and facility.

Thank George O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Very Informative, Educational and intriguing all the same time! Not a dull moment. A great place to go to learn the history of our area and actually like what you are learning. Makes you want to go around the next corner and see what is next and its completely free! I love this place!

Thank Donna O
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

There is so much to see and if you are in town and want something to do indoors, it is worth going to check this out if you love history!

Thank KBrus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Greensboro Historical Museum is a beautiful (and free!) museum. It is good for all ages and includes both historical exhibits and an interactive, miniature town, complete with drugstore and school. I would definetly come back here.

Thank Catrpillr
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This was a perfect thing to do, given that it rained during our entire weekend visit. I had heard it was a good museum with history of Greensboro but it was so much more than I expected. The section called, "Voices," was very cool with voices explaining a lot of the historical information (which was vast) which made it more... More 

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