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Upcountry History Museum

540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
+1 864-467-3100
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Excellent museum!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this historical museum- especially the World War I poster... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Jim L
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
via mobile
Nice space for learning or a company party

I've been here 3 times, twice for exhibits and once for a company holiday party. All 3 were good... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Dan W
Greenville, South Carolina
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540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
+1 864-467-3100
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this historical museum- especially the World War I poster exhibit! It was outstanding!!! Some history museums are old and outdated- not this one.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I've been here 3 times, twice for exhibits and once for a company holiday party. All 3 were good. They rotate exhibits, bring in speakers, etc. The catered holiday party was really nice also as they do a good job decorating and have a cool...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I went with limited expectations as this is a very small museum and fell in love with it. There are interactive parts to keep children occupied. There is enough history and straight facts to keep adults interested. Really enjoyed watching the Civil Rights videos. It...More

Thank clp1419
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited Upcountry History Museum on Wednesday in the late afternoon. We viewed many collections and exhibitions. We only saw the first floor due to the time constraints. They are open from Tuesday-Saturday 10:00a-5:00p. The museum was very interesting.

Thank MSO70
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The permanent exhibits might be a little heavy for smaller children, as the museum covers the Upstate's history with slavery, child labor, etc. However, check out guest exhibits. The Curious George exhibit was well done and a lot of fun, and kept my kids (ages...More

1  Thank Zachary S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This museum takes you through the regional history of the area from the 18th century to present. We had not researched it before going so we had no idea what to expect and we were lucky enough to see two great traveling art exhibits; a...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We actually came to Greenville because this museum had the Curious George exhibit for kids that is traveling around the country. Our son loved it. It was much much smaller than I had anticipated and from what I had researched online. Perhaps this is because...More

Thank atlmichelle4571
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Upcountry in South Carolina means the northwest corner that borders North Carolina to the North, and Georgia to the West. Greenville-Spartanburg at the center of the region. This museum gives a feel for this region, its natural beauty and local attractions. Its certainly not a...More

1  Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I was surprised pleasantly by the depth and detail of the various exhibits. The military art display is very interesting

Thank M943CSwilliamh
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A great museum that explains the history of the upcountry of South Carolina. Furman University sponsors this museum. It covers history, art, science, & culture. When we went there was an excellent exhibition of Ansel Adams's photography. That was a wonderful surprise! They have a...More

Thank Jodi H
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Vicki L
5 May 2017|
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Response from Candy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, hours on Friday 10am-5pm. Cost:. $6 Adults, $5 Seniors (65) and college students with valid ID. $4 Children 4-18. Children 3 and under free.
Philip B
20 March 2017|
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Response from Maelrarny | Reviewed this property |
The parking is right behind the building, not far from the entrance. I can't say for sure about the handicap parking. I would presume there is a requirement for a couple of spaces, though.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
The museum is not that large,but I guess you need an hour or so. Of course the time you spend will depend on the detail you choose for yourself. The displays change from time to time so you may want to spend more or less... More