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Looking for an experience that will educate your family, a way to spend the day learning about our nation’s history through local experiences? The Civil Rights Museum Greensboro is the perfect place for the entire family to grow together and ask questions in an environment that facilitates learning.
I am proud to live in the Triad, the location of the famous and influential 1960 Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-ins where our neighbors bravely and peacefully sat through unbelievable abuse and insult to claim their rights. I am grateful for their courage and for the opportunity to share their heroism with my son.
The Civil Rights Museum Greensboro opened in 2010 as a comprehensive museum of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and an innovative educational organization devoted to understanding and advancing civil and human rights in this country and the world. These transformative events established it as a monument to the bravery and initiative of visionary young advocates of full citizenship and social justice.
There are many permanent galleries that you can check out. At the museum, you can explore the story of the civil rights struggle in the United States in The Battlegrounds. This engaging encounter includes captivating audio/video narratives, pictorials, artifacts, video re-enactments, and interactive components. One of the museum’s permanent galleries is “And Still I Rise!” A tribute to an outstanding array of celebrated artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and civic figures, all of whom broke racially restrictive barriers during the Jim Crow era. You can witness the restored lunch counter in its original location. There are also thirteen galleries with vivid photography, artifacts, video re-enactments, and interactive exhibits. From workshops and film screenings to lectures and cultural events, the Civil Rights Museum Greensboro provides a rich calendar of events for all ages and backgrounds.
There are two ways to visit the Museum, a self-guided tour or you can do a staff-guided tour. Walk-ins are welcome for the self-guided tour. Be sure to sign up ahead of time to get a spot for the staff-guided tour. There are only so many in a day, and can fill up quickly. Tickets for the self-guided tour are $15 for adults and $10 for students up to 12th grade.
Tickets for the staff-guided time are $25 for adults and $15 for students up to the 12th grade. The tour usually lasts about an hour and a half. If you can’t visit in person, they offer a virtual tour you can watch from home. This hour-long tour costs only $10.
Hours and Location
You can visit the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro at 134 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401. The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sundays. But guests are encouraged to visit before 4 pm to see as much as possible.
The Civil Rights Museum Greensboro is an interactive way to grow together as a family by learning about our nation’s history. This is a great place for field trips or group outings and a perfect way to learn while having fun!
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