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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TripAdvisor
  • The museum is housed in the original Woolworths that was the focus of the sit-in and has a good bit of furnishings from that era. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. There are several rooms that ...  more »
  • The guides were awesome and very knowledgeable. There was so much to be learned here and it was all explained by the tour guys. It was a very enlightening experience.  more »
  • I recommend this museum to everyone and anyone. The tour was amazing, I'm not usually a museum person but this topic is so important and the whole experience was so powerful. I will definitely be comi...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Good history of the civil Rights movement. Helped me understand more about the black civil rights experience, which was mostly invisible to me.
  • Informative, easily understood, brought historical events to life. The guide was well informed.