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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

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Address: 134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
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+1 336-274-9199
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in...

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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Price Girls 1st 2017 Roundtrip

Our tour guide Keshawn was perferbid when providing this informative and educational tour. The museum is beautifully displayed with fine art , statutes and authentic remnants of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Grimesland, North Carolina
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Grimesland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our tour guide Keshawn was perferbid when providing this informative and educational tour. The museum is beautifully displayed with fine art , statutes and authentic remnants of history. LOVE IT❤️❤️

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was incredibly lucky to be the only person on a tour led by Miss Jeanne. One of the best curated history museums I have been to. The individually led tour is such an important part of the experience. The display of the counter itself in the actual building combined with the other informational displays, video presentations and artifacts were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a MUST SEE if you are anywhere near Greensboro, NC! It is housed in the very Woolworth Building where the lunch counter student sit-ins occurred. The museum is so well done, at the same time both horrifying and inspirational. My tour guide, Robin, was awesome: knowledgeable, passionate and thought provoking. I highly recommend a visit, you will... More 

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Elon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorite parts of the entire museum was our museum guide. Her ability to captivate her group and paint a vivid picture of the movement was amazing. There were times in which I felt like I was actually there in that particular space in time. The technology and sound effects were amazing, and the interactive visual imagery was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is very informative, has many multi-media exhibits, and is well laid out and organized. Admission cost is a deal, so be sure to donate or check out the gift shop (great book selection). The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Robin was my guide and she was just wonderful. She was so kind, welcoming, and engaging. America's past... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went to this museum with a group of friends, and we all learned so much about the civil rights movement both in NC and around the country. The museum takes you on a guided tour, and tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience probably the most interesting and informative museum experience of my life. The museum delivers... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just looking to go out and do something different this year, my family and I decided to visit the museum. We had a very engaging tour guide who was able to provide tales of her own experiences growing up during the Civil Rights era, and I am happy to say that the museum was a little different from what I... More 

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GREENSBORO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a friend in from San Diego, Ca. and wanted to "show off" a special part of history, so I took her here. She had no idea about this museum. We took the tour, which was well worth it. We were very intrigued by the history that was shown and talked about. I would highly recommend this museum as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's terrific that a museum has been created around the historic lunch counter where the sit in began in February 1960 that spread throughout the South and helped end Jim Crow. That said, our visit was a bit of a disappointment. We were in Greensboro for just a few days and had very limited time. We familiarized ourselves with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome! Our tour guide was energetic and passionate. There were people who could share real life family connections that enriched our tour. Will definitely be coming back to share with others.

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your students and sharing about your experience with others! Please, check our website for upcoming programs and exhibits. We look forward to you visiting with us again! More 

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