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Upcountry History Museum

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Address: 540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
Phone Number: (864) 467-3100
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting for a few hours

If you take your time this interesting museum could take 2 or more hours to enjoy. Most of the audio-visual effects worked and many automatically start if you linger around it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael M
North Augusta, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went and visiting walking the whole museum. Definitely learned some things but overall it wasn't overwhelming.

Thank William A
North Augusta, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you take your time this interesting museum could take 2 or more hours to enjoy. Most of the audio-visual effects worked and many automatically start if you linger around it!

Thank Michael M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Upcountry History Museum was a nice museum to spend some time in the air conditioning and explore. I thought it'd be a little larger but its scope was limited. You do get some background on the history of South Carolina. I did really enjoy the exhibit on all of the political ads throughout the years.

Thank NCTraveler2015
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I just recently went to the Upcountry History Museum specifically to see the "Backstage Pass Exhibit and were just completely impressed with the incredible presentation. The entire experience was so refreshing. We also took in some of the upstairs exhibits related to Political Posters which was also very interesting. However, we were running short on time so... More 

Thank borninthebronx54
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Fascinating journey into the history of South Carolina Upcountry. Small museum, but enticing. Very informative. I was intrigued and enlightened by the Presidential Posters and the Strom Thurmond 1948 run for president. We will be back

Thank Bill P
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

wonderful local history of the area. great displays and a nice gift shop. located next to the greenville library

Thank babs014
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This museum is now the Furman Upcountry History Museum. Very original first floor with replica buildings. Lots of historical information well presented. We enjoyed our visit and recommend this museum.

Thank Townhaven
Greer, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Thought this cute, little museum was great! enjoyed our outting with the kids. Informative info about the local area!

Thank kbamomofthree
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was not our first visit to the Upcountry Museum and it won't be the last. They change exhibits all the time all you need to do is check with them to find out what's new. We were there for the "History After Dark", the "Jewish Pioneers in the South Carolina Upcountry" which was presented by Dr. Diane Vecchio from... More 

Thank Richard F
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Really great small museum with interactive exhibits. Videos of interviews with contemporary people describing their personal experiences of living the beginnings of integration.

Thank Jane S

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