Situated in the heart of downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, the Greensboro Historical Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon in the city. Across the street from the Greensboro Children’s Museum and down the street from Center City Park, the Historical Museum is part of a complex of attractions. The Museum spans 17,000 square feet of permanent and short term exhibits, celebrating the history of the Piedmont area of North Carolina, focusing on Greensboro and Guilford County.
The main building of the Museum is one of Greensboro’s oldest, more than a century standing, and embodies history itself, having originally been a First Presbyterian church. Founded in 1924 by a group of volunteers, the vision of the Greensboro Historical Museum is to be a vibrant, visible, and valued community institution.
The collections of the museum highlight the city’s role in the history of America, telling the personal stories of prominent people from the area. Such individuals include noted author O. Henry, First Lady Dolly Madison, educator Charles Henry Moore, as well as the Native Americans, African Americans, Quakers and so many more who lived the story of the city. Visitors can also learn about the city and county’s role in the Colonial Era, the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
2.Bewitching Country: Life before 1808
3.Changing Exhibits and Events
4.Plan Your Visit
Things to Do in North Carolina: Greensboro Historical Museum
- Bewitching Country: Life before 1808
- Changing Exhibits and Events
- Plan Your Visit
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Greensboro Historical Museum