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Upcountry History Museum

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Address: 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601
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+1 864-467-3100
Today
13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Enjoyed the Norman Rockwell exhibit

The newspaper announced the Norman Rockwell exhibit. Not only did we enjoy that, we also found the exhibit of disassembled objects photographed artistically quite interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Maelrarny
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Taylors, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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78 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have to disagree with the other reviewers about the Norman Rockwell show! I was very excited to see it as I grew up looking at the covers of The Saturday Evening Post each week, hoping for a wonderful painting of his. The show had a lot of good information but NO original artwork! There were some photos and lots... More 

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Thank Deborah M
Taylors, South Carolina
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The newspaper announced the Norman Rockwell exhibit. Not only did we enjoy that, we also found the exhibit of disassembled objects photographed artistically quite interesting. We also spent time in the Kids' area driving Harley Davidsons.

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Thank Maelrarny
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here specifically to see the Norman Rockwell exhibit, which was great. Very informative, and it was fun to see the original covers from the Saturday Evening Post. We also thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the museum....and the gift shop was a lot of fun! We found quite a few things that we purchased there.

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Thank Joanne S
Greenville, South Carolina
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went with relatives from Boston, and they enjoyed it as much as we did. We learned a lot about the area. Would recommend for a family outing. 7th Grade and up.

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Thank Candy T
Chalmers, Indiana
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408 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting family over the holidays. They suggested a trip to this museum to see the Norman Rockwell, "Home for the Holidays" collection being displayed there. It was an interesting and insightful few hours. The Rockwell collection was mostly magazine covers throughout his career that involved holiday and family themes. We enjoyed learning a little more about Rockwell's work.... More 

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Thank wetravelalot007
Greenville, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum recently to see the Norman Rockwell, Home for the Holidays exhibit. The exhibit was curated well and placed in an attractive context. The rest of the permanent exhibits does a fine job of telling the economic and social history of the Greenville area. Well worth a few hours of your time.

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Thank Jason G
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visited initially because they had Norman Rockwell as an exhibition. I loved it, I learned more about Rockwell than I already knew. And the rest of the exhibits were great too. Many amazing facts to be learned! Plus there was a hands on area that fascinated my 6 year old son!

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Thank Rebecca M
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This small museum gives an interesting snippet of life in Upcountry South Carolina. See video about Greenville's story of ambition by an award winning production company. My take of the theme of this museum is the transition from crisis to resolution of problems starting with feuding of Native American tribes, differences between countrymen during the American Revolution, Civil War, race... More 

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Thank John N
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

What a fun and educational experience! The museum is full, interesting, and diverse! Staff is helpful and knowledgeable! We had fun with the hands on exhibits and we are over fifty!

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Thank teresa090863
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A visit to the Upcountry History Museum gives a great lesson in the history of Upstate South Carolina. You can see the entirety of the museum in about 2 hours. I left with a much stronger understanding of the area's history and heritage. Really enjoyed my visit and would recommend to anyone interested in history.

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