International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Too often we tend to overlook nearby attractions and resources. This certainly was the case of my not ever visiting the Civil Rights Museum located in downtown Greensboro. The building is the home of ...  read more »
  • Everyone voting this election, all who are not sure they will, and all American children, should visit this museum, witness what we've been through, and understand how we must never return to our past...  read more »
  • This museum requires a tour with a group. Our guide was wonderful. Much of what I saw I knew or remembered on some level from growing up in the South but the extent of the bias and suffering inflicted...  read more »
  • Visited with three kids on a Saturday. The guide lady, receptionist, security guard are all very friendly and pleasant. The guided tour was full of energy and children friendly. Some exhibits are of graphic nature so I would recommend keeping your young children close to you. Precious experience. Wonderful facility too.
  • Very obnoxious tour guide. Shouted the tour at 90 miles an hour, made us repeat what he said like drones. The info in the tour was the same as what was written on the plaques. Mostly photos and replicas. Stop for the experience and to support the "museum " don't expect much except to read about history. The counter isn't even there. No photographs allow. Waste of time.
  • Very informative, moving and inspiring. Our guide was superb. She breathed life into the exhibits and recreated a sense of what it was like and what the activists, known and unknown experienced first hand. Thank you.
  • Wow, it was an amazing and moving experience. I loved how they had the exhibit inside the old Woolworths building, and inside you can see the old 50s diner that was in that building, where the civil rights sitins started. A great reenactment plays on four large screens, amazing! And the maze exhibit (I did get lost but the sweet guard showed me the way) was incredibly touching and engaging.
  • I found that the museum was very interesting and that I learned a few things too, the staff was polite and not to mention the tour guide was cute lol but overall it was very clean, organized and well put together
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