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“Fascinating Museum”

Upcountry History Museum
Ranked #20 of 93 things to do in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 6 Contributor
1,342 reviews
373 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,718 helpful votes
“Fascinating Museum”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

The Upcountry History Museum, which opened in 2007, provides a comprehensive and informative history of the Upcountry of South Carolina. There are a number of multimedia presentations and everything is tastefully done. Anyone who is new to South Carolina, and particularly that area in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains, would do well to visit this museum. It is first rate.

Visited November 2011
5 Thank CJTravelerTexas
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York, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Informative, Interactive, and Fun Local History Museum”
Reviewed 4 September 2011

I was very impressed by this museum, especially how they successfully incorporate interactive multimedia into the exhibits. They managed to make it feel like you were hearing directly and personally from Upstate SC residents who lived in different time periods. They also incorporated local architecture, so that you feel like you are wandering through local buildings instead of non-descript museum rooms. And, the short movies were well done. I would think that this would be a great museum to visit with kids since it has an active feeling to it...you are definitely not just shuffling through and reading! Well done!

Visited September 2011
2 Thank Travelling_Girl76
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Greenville, SC
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Museum!”
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We (me, my wife, and our 18 month old) really enjoyed our visit at the Upcountry History Museum. We have lived in Greenville County for 4 years, and we learned a lot about the history and culture of the area. The areas on the American Revolution, antebellum SC, and the Civil War period were probably the most interesting sections. Everything is put together well, and the exhibits are all very high quality. When we went, there was a special exhibit on the role of citizens in the US during WWII. This section changes to a different theme each year. There was (I think) an overemphasis on the Civil Rights movement and time period. Overall, the museum is great! I think every Greenville County resident should visit this museum, and it is a must-see for tourists and visitors.

Visited September 2010
3 Thank jcheek17
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