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Upcountry History Museum

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Address: 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: (864) 467-3100
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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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A Wonderful Museum That Brings So Much To Greenville

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
borninthebronx54
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Bill P
Greenville, South Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Greer, South Carolina
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258 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Richard F
Asheville, North Carolina
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Jane S
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A friend and I visited this museum on a rainy day and enjoyed a couple of hours there. The exhibit is well curated and gave us insight into the history of the Greenville area - how settled, the textile industry, the history in the 20th century. Also there was an exhibit of Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer, with some compelling... More 

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Thank JEwing4
Manlius, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a real gem. It is a small museum, that is exceptionally well curated. The exhibits cover the range from early SC history, to politics, to industry. The exhibits are crisp, exceptionally well designed and lighted. This is well worth a visit, you will learn a great deal about SC and the Greenville "upcountry" area in particular.

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Kennesaw, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This museum is limited in scope and size but visitors can learn alot of history through the displays and film. Employees at the entry desk were most kind when we returned after our visit and asked to walk through again because we had misplaced a cell phone.

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