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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

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Address: 134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
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+1 336-274-9199
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in...

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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Powerful, emotional experience

I'm writing from the POV of a former display designer as well as a supporter of museums in general, Civil Rights specifically, and as a longtime Greensboro resident. I felt they... read more

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm writing from the POV of a former display designer as well as a supporter of museums in general, Civil Rights specifically, and as a longtime Greensboro resident. I felt they accomplished a great deal of emotional response from a surprisingly small amount of physical display material. The entire Woolworths counter--with its original plates and utensils-- is there, in the... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are from Virginia and we took our 13 and 11 year old daughters. The guided tour is a must-do. We had a great tour guide (Dylan) who was very knowledgeable held our interest the entire time, and a great learning experience for our children. There are a lot of artifacts and things to read, so I would like to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A parking garage is conveniently located 1 block from the Museum. The guided tour is laid out well. The guide tied in the history to the present-day. It was not clear if the opinions Carly stated about the present-day goings-on are her own ideas or are a part of the Museum's script. Be cognizant of the fact that all tour... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing inspiring never forget it! Must see if you are in Greensboro ! The tour guide was so passionate we had tears in our eyes the whole tour!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit and take the tour yesterday and were so pleased to have made the decision. Our tour guide LT was amazing . Shared stories, history, helped the group experience a hint of the emotions. Information was pretty current. Museum shows great care and respect.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is wonderful for people of all ages. For the older ones who remember the Jim Crow south as well as the young people who know little about it. Its the rare exception in that the museum is located in the same building where history took place. There are some graphic and difficult images in one hall but we... More 

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your support! Please, do check our website for upcominig exhibits and programming. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were trying to kill time (waiting for another event), and I decided to visit the museum. I am an educator and a fellow Aggie, so this trip was extra special to me. Wed learned so much. The place was so clean, and our guide MT was phenomenal. I was glad to see people of all races... More 

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

How wonderful time permitted you to visit with us! We are so glad to hear your experience was so impactful and engaging. Your tour guide, LT, will be happ to receive your compliments. We look forward to you coming again! More 

Orangeburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the Museum with Church group. Very educational experience for our young people. Black History Month aActvity.

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing about your experience. Please come again! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not an "international" museum as the name suggests, it is strictly the US civil rights movement. You buy your ticket in the gift shop where one person at the register sells tickets and gift shop items as well as manage group tours which left a line out the door. It took me 20 minutes to get to the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been several times. Most recently with my mom and aunt who were visiting from NY in January. The tour took about 90 minutes and wa amazing !! Probably the best "tourist attraction" in Greensboro. Our tour guide was phenomenal. I learn something new everytime I go (3 times now). I definitely recommend !!

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate our repeat guests and are so happy to know each of your visits have offered a new and fresh experience! Thank you for making us a part of your family's visit. Until the next time...our best to you! More 

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