We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Greensboro Historical Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-3004
Phone Number:
+1 336-373-2043
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 187 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Small but very nice

The museum is small, but does give you a sense of local history and some very extraordinary exhibits. The museum staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Normally I'd expect to pay... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maypo20
,
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 186: English reviews
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is small, but does give you a sense of local history and some very extraordinary exhibits. The museum staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Normally I'd expect to pay for such a fine museum, but this one is free. Expect to spend at least an hour there, or maybe two. There is free parking in the rear of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maypo20
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a tour led by Dylan Tyler and he was fantastic. The museum is chock full of artifacts, and it is a must see if you are in Greensboro

Helpful?
1 Thank ladudet
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was with a group of tourist and every fifteen minute a new tour began. The tour of the museum was long enough and not to long. There was time for questions and commentary by both the tour guide and the group. I found that very helpful and informative.

Helpful?
1 Thank Maesuz
Archdale
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Helpful?
1 Thank Patrick P
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank ptajack
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank waynemcb
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Fran S
Hazlet
Level Contributor
194 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
3 Thank Fishscales44
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Mary4327
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank teresaweaver2016

Been to Greensboro Historical Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Greensboro Historical Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?