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Greensboro Historical Museum

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Address: 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone Number: (336) 373-2043
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Greensboro History Miseum

This museum is the best museum of its kind. There are interesting displays for young people as well as adults. Guns, fire truck, dresses worn by Dolly Madison, a drugstore and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Reba M
Jamestown, NC
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Jamestown, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is the best museum of its kind. There are interesting displays for young people as well as adults. Guns, fire truck, dresses worn by Dolly Madison, a drugstore and school house from the late 1800's, all this and more are on display at the museum. And, shopper alert! Don't miss the gift shop with reasonably priced treasures for... More 

Thank Reba M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I volunteered at the museum in the gift shop for several years, and I highly recommend the tour. It is a beautiful museum and people come from far and wide because of the Civil War exhibit. It is a must see for history buff's! Also, the First Presbyterian Church has their original grave yard out back of the museum with... More 

Thank Nancy634
Salt Lake City, Utah
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in town on business and hand some extra time so I stopped by the museum. No entry fee, which is always great. Very well done exhibits, with more impressive authentic artifacts than you would expect in a typical smaller town museum. Their civil war rifle exhibit was one of the best exhibits of its kind I have seen... More 

1 Thank bigwavedave15
Summerfield, Florida
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You should allow yourself enough time to visit this museum. Getting to the museum takes time for a good traveler because of the construction around the site. And don't park by a parking meter because two hours is not sufficient time to do justice in seeing this free museum. Use a parking garage, their parking rates are the same as... More 

Thank Diane L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Really awesome showcase of the history of Greensboro. Covers a great deal of history, historical figures and even some current event type things. There are some pretty incredible artifacts on display and this place is easily worth your time if you have any interest in history. Guides and staff are also very friendly and add to the overall experience.

Thank Kyle M
North Carolina, USA
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Housed in a beautiful historic building, the Greensboro Historical Museum is a nice place to spend about 2-3 hours. It does extensively cover the history of Greensboro, NC.

Thank britta2mozart
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We enjoyed the Drug Store and other displays set up to give you the feeling of living in a time gone by. We have never seen so many Civil War era firearms in one place. Nice coverage of some prominent people in Greensboro history.

1 Thank Roger P
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My son and I visited the Greensboro Historical Museum 2 weeks ago and I was very disappointed with the displays. The Confederate Firearm collection was one of the reasons I took my son there. Also, in past years of visiting the museum, they had quite a lot of North Carolina Confederate uniforms and other items, that is all gone except... More 

Thank Mike E
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

As Greensboro native O' Henry asked, "What would a city say if it could speak?" GHM has done a superb job answering that question about Greensboro.

Thank DavidinNC27401
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A nice place to go and learn the history of the area. We were pretty much alone the whole time and the building is very nice.

Thank MirolgaTumen

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