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Greensboro Historical Museum

130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 373-2043
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Dining
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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394 reviews 394 reviews
242 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 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
15 reviews 15 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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Houston, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I'd been told Greensboro was exceedingly boring, but based on this museum, there is more to this city than I would have guessed. To compare it to other history museums, Greensboro actually did just a good a job as the huge Missouri History Museum in Saint Louis. I think the New Hampshire History Museum in Manchester did an easier job... More

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30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Our primary reason for our trip to Greensboro was for the Science Museum. The historical museum was 2nd on the list. We enjoyed this museum a lot more than the science museum. It is well done and is a great escape as you visit all points of history. Especially enjoyed listening to the voices of historical people by holding the... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped in to the historical museum on a Wednesday. Very nice facility with a nice collection. My sons loved the hotel. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The museum is well cared for and maintained. The restrooms were very clean too.

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OnTheRoad, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our first visit to Greensboro, so we especially appreciated the hours that we spent at the Greensboro Historical Museum; the museum gave us a fascinating look at the past and present Greensboro. The museum has 3 levels, with the first level being mostly administration and the restrooms. There is a beautiful staircase leading to the upper levels, as... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wonderful pottery collection and very helpful staff. Parking is nearby and it is free. Celebrates the diversity found in the community

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Fairfax, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When I was a little boy, this was the public library. I spent Saturdays reading in a big room that is now a clever exhibit hall. Being a Greensboro native, I constantly felt pulled one way and another, seeing familiar people and families on all sides. Greensboro is full of history, and this place covers it all. I saw names... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The museum's curator and staff deserve much credit for creating a truly historical adventure. A far cry from the typical museum experience of artifacts placed behind protective glass and admonishing security personnel, the Greensboro Historical Museum is both highly interactive and informative. It has its share of historical artifacts, but the exhibits are expertly crafted to walk the patron through... More

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