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“Fine musuem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Upcountry History Museum

Upcountry History Museum
Ranked #22 of 90 things to do in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Granite Bay
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75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fine musuem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is not a big city museum as you find in New York or Chicago, but the layout of the large displays is very professionally done. There are static displays and films and audio to help tell the story of the upcountry as this area of South Carolina is called. The museum is on two floors and an elevator is available. The entrance is minimal for a quality museum.

Visited May 2014
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Loved the civil rights exhibit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

The exhibits flow very well. They are informative and educational. Very clean facility. Records the history of our area well

Visited May 2014
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Troy, MI
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170 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Well worth a couple hours of your time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We happened to be in Greenville on a very rainy Sunday and thought that a museum would be a good place to visit. While the Upcountry History Museum is not large, it was well worth the 2 hours we spent. The exhibits are well thought out and interpretive by design. There is currently a display of works from Jan Brett, a well known children's author/illustrator. A children's play area is worked into the exhibit to make it interactive so don't leave the kids @ home.

Visited March 2014
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Pickens, South Carolina
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106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“What a well done museum.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Visited Saturday. March 2014. Cover $5.00. Worth it. Very well appointed little museum. I was impressed at how well done it was. Not a lot there compared to big, big museums. But well worth a couple of hours.

Visited March 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

This museum is a gem. It gives a balanced history of a fascinating city, including the struggles over the race, labor, and politics. Worth a visit if you're in town, though probably not worth a detour if you are only passing through the area.

Visited April 2013
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