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

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GSO has some interesting history to offer

Greensboro actually has a lot of interesting history to offer --- and we enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the exhibits. We especially liked the gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Burlington, NC
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Burlington, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Greensboro actually has a lot of interesting history to offer --- and we enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the exhibits. We especially liked the gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice downtown location. Surprisingly much to do in the area. Parking was so-so. Food and Craft beer on the upswing.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have been to this terrific, small museum many times, and have enjoyed each visit. Recently I went to see the special exhibit of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was so well done--tied to local history it was simply compelling. This place is worth many a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

It's ok I guess but there is no alot to see for the cost. Okay but I think I will take the money and go see a movie 🎥 over its again. Sorry just to high of a cost to get in a see so little.😢

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Kernersville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My boys and I enjoyed our visit here. It is a great place to spend a hot afternoon, and it's free! The museum has a lot to offer families- many historical pieces and a great top floor with recreated buildings (school, theater, fire station, drug store) from early Greensboro. My children loved it! We spent 3 hours here and learned... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ok, so I thought, history of Greensboro? Should be some neat stuff, and cool way to spend a hot afternoon. Surprise! Had no idea there was such history of note in this town/city! Very well done, and very interesting. Well worth a visit. And don't miss the silent movie clips. Give yourself several hours to do it justice, and you... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This museum is a real gem - and it is free! Lots of historical information specific to Greensboro, but also about the South in general. Worth a visit. And did I mention its free!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

an amazing visit, and right here in Greensboro. Good summary of history, esp as civil rights are affected in numerous ways, the authentic eating counter is a surreal to experience. we have taken visitors twice now and learned more each time.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I love this place. My niece was visiting and wanted to know more about Greensboro and this was our first stop. I live in town and still go as often as I can. Their rotating exhibits are great too!!

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I love this place, it's so interactive and I really loved the outside building. The thing that I loved the most was the switchboard, it was very entertaining to see what it was like.

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