International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro

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Visit one of the most crucial places for the struggle against racial segregation and learn about the history of the civil rights movement at International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The museum's historic building once housed the Woolworth store where the famous Greensboro sit-ins took place in 1960. The protest initiated by four black students quickly gained nationwide support and sparked a series of similar acts that ultimately led to a major triumph in the battle for equality. See the authentic lunch counter where the sit-ins happened, watch reenactments, explore the multimedia collection, and browse the collection of artifacts. You'll learn not only about events in Greensboro, but the whole history of segregation and the fight to end it. Both self-guided and docent-led tours of the museum are available. Use our Greensboro family vacation planner to arrange your visit to International Civil Rights Center & Museum and other attractions in Greensboro.
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  • You must stop here if you are in Greensboro! The historic Woolworths counter is preserved in this museum. The tour brings alive the fight for the rights of all Americans. If you're lucky you will have...  more »
  • Only an hour drive from home, we finally made the trip to the museum. Our tour guide, Robin, added so much texture to the experience. The museum really tells a story about the civil rights movement an...  more »
  • This past weekend my family and I had the great opportunity of visiting the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, NC. Dillan was our tour guide who showed us the greatest hospitality I have...  more »
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  • We visited the museum on a weekend and did the guided tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was very interesting to learn about the deep African American history here in Greensboro NC and how it was such a major part of the civil rights movement. There was a option to do the self guided tour but I would recommend the guided tour. Cell phones are not allowed while touring but pictures can be taken in the lobby and of the items outside .
  • Powerful experience. Highly recommend the guided tour. Our guide, Daniel, was engaging and took the time to highlight each section of the museum. I've been to a lot of museums and this was one of the best laid out experiences I have seen.
  • Our guide Jeremiah was very knowledgeable, kept everyone's attention and was very nice. If we are able to come back with our youth group I plan to request him.
  • Great tour! Guides were excellent-Jeanne even sang at different parts of tour to enhance exhibits. Our middle & high school kids even enjoyed it. To top it off, we were getting ready to leave when the King of Nigeria arrived for a tour! Very cool!
  • It was a great educational experience. Our tour guide Elijah was awesome with the kids in our group. There is so much history that we aren't taught enough of. I highly recommend the tour!

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