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Greensboro Historical Museum

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Address: 130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-3004
Phone Number:
+1 336-373-2043
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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History of Greensboro

What a gem. This museum offers an extensive collection of artifacts from the eary days of Greensboro all the way to the present. Some interactive stations and all for free!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Patrick P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a gem. This museum offers an extensive collection of artifacts from the eary days of Greensboro all the way to the present. Some interactive stations and all for free!

Thank Patrick P
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Kids and adults all will find this a great destination. It is ideal for a rainy day activity, and the admission is FREE. There are ample places to discover within this building and the size is deceptive. Plan a good 3 hours or more. Bring a camera and take back family photos of a day in the city.

Thank ptajack
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Finding the Greensboro Historical Museum was a real treat. I had no idea there was so much inside that building. Everything was so nicely displayed and well kept and clean and with a friendly staff. There is something to interest everyone.

Thank waynemcb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I live din Greensboro so I visited the musem many times. They recently up dated and remolded. It is a beautiful building, many things to read about the history of Greensboro. Lots about slaves, a great history lesion to read. Bring your cameras. They have a old fire truck, class room, switch board operator phone area, old pictures and cloths,... More 

Thank Fran S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Greensboro Historical Museum is a time capsule. Everything from its beginnings to the present are represented here with very professional displays and interesting artifacts - all free. That is the good part. The not-so-good parts are few, but concerning. Firstly, displays are accompanied by a card which you must read - that part is understood - but small cards with... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed this museum, especially the old log cabin that goes back in history and the civil war information. It gives y ou a look into the past and how it affected the country's future. Love everything about this museum. Adults and children will enjoy it.

Thank Mary4327
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This past winter I took a stroll through the Greensboro Historical Museum, it has been over 15 years since my last visit. The exhibits were much more impressive than what I recall - this is not just for school field trips. I am proud of our museum and would encourage you to visit it soon.

Thank teresaweaver2016
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent museu to visit and its FREE! It capures all decades of Greensboro and we have no conecrion to Greensboro. Its not boring foe the young inquisative and theres a docent to help. Hidden behind or aside the museum is. Revolutionary cemetary so geneologists go check it out. The staff is quiet but helpful. Youll learn about... More 

Thank 4dealchic
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our girls (elementary aged) love this museum. It is there favorite place to visit. While the entire collection is very engaging for adult history buffs who are interested in the area, the Voices In the City exhibit, with a 1900's town that the kids can explore and learn in is out of this world!

Thank GSOFam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have taken my great granddaughter to this museum several times beginning when she was about six. She is 13 now. She enjoyed it every time, even though it is not really geared for young children.

Thank 627shirleyl

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