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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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Wonderful history of Greensboro & Americana

I wasn't sure what to expect, boy was I surprised. Wonderful exhibits, well placed. Takes you from the beginning of Greensboro to the present. They have part of the Woolworth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect, boy was I surprised. Wonderful exhibits, well placed. Takes you from the beginning of Greensboro to the present. They have part of the Woolworth Counter where the four young men refused to leave sparking the Civil Rights movement. Give yourself at least 2 hours to take it all in. Well worth the visit.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were visiting in Greensboro, seeing tourist sites, and decided to stop in at the Museum but with low expectations. Wow. What a place. It is awesome. Many much larger cities don't have anything like this. It not only tells the history of G'boro but of the US. It is very large but the impressive thing is how well and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here and learned so much about this important southern city. Birthplace of Dolly Madison, Vicks VapoRub and O. Henry.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

many historical displays from the area. being born here, i enjoyed it a lot and learned thing i didn't know.

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We can not ignore the past, simple as that. The Greensboro Historical Museum does a great job of preserving the beginnings of a monumental civil rights movement. I think every American should visit this museum to see the prosecution people had to go through to get where we are today.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I had friends visiting from Nashua New Hampshire and was looking for a way to introduce Greensboro to them. The Greensboro Historical Museum was the perfect answer. Both of us were amazed that when we visited, they were showing the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln. Expect to spend two hours at least as this is an amazing collection... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Huge museum with many items of interest. We were there for the Emancipation Proclamation and enjoyed the display very much. The Museum is free and a must see if in Greensboro

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Museum is free, it shows the history of Greensboro. I didn't think I was going to spend a lot of time here but I did. This is one of those museums that keep you really interested, and makes you want to investigate more. Definitely first class museum and people there are very welcoming.

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

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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