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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
+1 336-274-9199
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America History

We took our time, did a self tour, which allowed us to read and take in all the material We went to... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Important for every American to visit.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I was intrigued that the building was located in the old... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2017
Neenah, Wisconsin
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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in Greensboro, N.C., is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. This national landmark and national site of conscience celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. Our vision is to memorialize the courageous stand of the Greensboro Four as they launched, for posterity, the sit-in movement Feb. 1, 1960. We hope that the ICRCM, with its focus on the sit-in activities at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, will inspire the vigilance and fortify the spirit of all oppressed people to step forward in the ongoing struggle for human freedom.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
+1 336-274-9199
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

We took our time, did a self tour, which allowed us to read and take in all the material We went to learn, and did.

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Reviewed May 9, 2017

I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I was intrigued that the building was located in the old Woolworth's where the lunch counter strike took place. Guided tours are available on the hour and are well worth planning around. The exhibits are not presented...More

1  Thank pja537
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Our tour guides were wonderful and very knowledgeable what an interesting and sad history we have here I am so glad that somebody has the burden to put this together Everybody was so welcoming I highly recommend it to everybody who is in the area...More

Thank Maxwell M
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Everything was perfect, from the progression of the tour to the video correlation. This museum has so much history and is the best museum I've ever been to

Thank Cory R
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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend the docent lead tour! Our tour guide Robin did a great job with the many kids on our tour-- and the adults too. This is a thought provoking and powerful place. It's a reminder of how far we've come-- but also how far...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Popped in later in the afternoon, tours starting at 5:00 are shorter than earlier in the day because the museum closes at 6:00. Lots of great teaching items and information in the gift shop - if you're late in the day - do at least...More

Thank Susie S
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

The exhibits are moving and disturbing at the same time. I have read about and seen pieces and pictures of the famed lunch counter in other museums but to see the real think was remarkable. This is a great museum, it is great for older...More

Thank Rittej01
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Powerful and educational. We had a fabulous and enthusiastic guide. Thoughly enjoyed. Also have been to several functions here and always top notch.

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

By the time I realized that THIS was the drug store and HERE is where the Civil Rights movement started I turned around and walked back. As I right this, my eyes are welling with the emotion I felt at that casual moment, out on...More

1  Thank msw98488
John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

We're so glad you decided to turn around and come back! Indeed, if we all are willing to learn from each other and work together, America could heal herself. I do hope your experience here has encouraged you to know that, just as those four...More

Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

We brought our seventh grade students to the museum today. What marvelous exhibits! Our group was amazed at the historical significance of the Civil Rights Movement so close to home. Our school had two tour guides, but I can only speak for the guide in...More

2  Thank Chris S
John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Thank you for bringing your studetns to visit and for sharing your experience. How fortunate were we all to have Mr. Best in our midst! We do hope the visit had a positive impact with your students and that they have been encouraged to continue...More

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The primary means of support for this Museum comes from the admission fees charged and support from the Museum Store. The Museum also attempts to raise funds from corporations and private individuals through annual... More