Upcountry History Museum, Greenville

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The Upcountry History Museum - Furman University, through its collections, programs and exhibitions, preserves and interprets historical subjects pertaining to the Upcountry of South Carolina while bringing museum-quality offerings from around the world to the Upcountry. This is done to encourage people to discover the world and the Upcountry's role in shaping it.
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  • We enjoyed exhibition of Katherine Hepburn costumes from her 30 years plus of theatre and movies as well as history display of local events from Upcountry after 15 minute video; Includes quite reasona...  more »
  • The Upcountry History Museum is a quaint museum filled with local historical displays and other type of historical displays. The guides are usually knowledgeable and it's a unique blast from the past ...  more »
  • Went with a group and had a very knowledgeable guide. It is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Also have a very nice gift area.  more »
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  • Very dissapointed. Especially for the costs. Limited exhibits, maybe with the lack of history for the city my expectations were too high having visited some of the countries most excellent museums. And though impressive, a collection of Katharine Hepburn's costumes was impressive, did not fit the mood or tone of remainder of place.
  • My daughter & I had a very enjoyable time here. Our visit was for her college project . We especially found the Katherine Hepburn clothing display very fascinating, as I am a old movies buff.
  • Small intimate museum, but had high quality displays. When I went, there were Ansel Adams and Dr Seuss exhibits that showcased unique, not often seen works, esp of Adams, whom I am a big fan. All of the local history displays were nicely done, but some of the information is debatable if you grew up here. Overall a cool place to go if there is an exhibit that piques your interest.
  • Nice presentation of info. Fun space design. Kid-friendly area. Nice rotation of visiting exhibits mixed with local history.
  • Beautiful tribute to the area history. Lovely, kind staff always ready to answer questions. Amazing quality of traveling exhibits changing regularly, many opportunities every year to learn beyond the core exhibits

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