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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
+1 336-274-9199
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Excellent tour with a phenomenal tour guide Elijah

We had an opportunity to attend the civil rights museum while in town for a competition with the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dalmyra C
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Richmond Hill, United States
via mobile
This is an amazing time well spent!

I chose to visit the International Civil Rights Center & Museum as a part of an assignment for my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
leake6140
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in Greensboro, N.C., is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. This national landmark and national site of conscience celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. Our vision is to memorialize the courageous stand of the Greensboro Four as they launched, for posterity, the sit-in movement Feb. 1, 1960. We hope that the ICRCM, with its focus on the sit-in activities at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, will inspire the vigilance and fortify the spirit of all oppressed people to step forward in the ongoing struggle for human freedom.
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“lunch counter” (153 reviews)
“guided tour” (90 reviews)
“sit ins” (53 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
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+1 336-274-9199
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an opportunity to attend the civil rights museum while in town for a competition with the Elks and New Student Orientation at NC A&T. We truly enjoyed the tour and Elijah did an excellent job taking us on a trip through time.

Thank Dalmyra C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I chose to visit the International Civil Rights Center & Museum as a part of an assignment for my English class. The museum is located in the 1929 F.W. Woolworths building located in downtown Greensboro, NC. The tour alone was simply amazing. The tour was...More

Thank leake6140
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very informative museum right downtown. LT provides may things to think about and to strive to do to improve our world. We must keep this history alive!

Thank ddhenry34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Civil Rights Museum with my son and teenage grandson. This was my second visit. Having grown up in Greensboro during the 60's I have been continually surprised at what I have learned on each visit. The tour guides, today was Gabby, are...More

Thank janedK731DS
Reviewed 1 week ago

I appreciate that someone worked to preserve this history by putting the museum in the actual store where the sit-ins happened. The lunch counter is preserved, and the dorm furniture of the era when the four young men were students is there, too. Be sure...More

Thank HiTea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we are Greensboro residents and had wanted to visit for quite some time my wife and I took the tour this afternoon. It was fantastic, largely due to our wonderful and highly engaging tour guide LT. Very educational, relevant and powerful.

Thank Mongo434
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a powerful way to recreate and educate the public about a movement. Many thanks to our tour guide LT for providing an emotional and equally historical representation of this countries past and present. You definitely should visit this museum!

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So educational and real. The tour guide made you think, and connect with now and then. You see images and you just go back in time.

1  Thank Jailynn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 have photographs showing lynching and beatings that would be...More

Thank WChesterGreg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Allison S
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calp529
is there an admissions fee?
10 October 2015|
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Response from John S | Property representative |
The primary means of support for this Museum comes from the admission fees charged and support from the Museum Store. The Museum also attempts to raise funds from corporations and private individuals through annual... More
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