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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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I am not sure how to describe an experience that will last my lifetime. The guided tour is the way... read more

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Incredibly eye-opening and inspiring

Visited the museum with a group from work. The museum staff was incredibly helpful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
+1 336-274-9199
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am not sure how to describe an experience that will last my lifetime. The guided tour is the way to go because it will give you facts that you don't know, even if you think you do. The timeline for this historic event is...More

Thank econotraveller41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum with a group from work. The museum staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating as we planned the visit, and while we were there. The guided tour provided a lot of great information and context, and our tour guide, Jeanne, was very knowledgeable...More

Thank mj_sauceda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very moving museum about NC and its part of the civil rights museum. The room of shame has some shocking pictures, the lunch counter and surrounding exhibits tell an important part of our past.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our church group recently took an overnight trip to Greensboro. We visited the Civic Rights Museum during our stay. It was one of the best tours we have taken. Our tour guide, Robin was fabulous and very knowledgeable. What a great history lesson for all...More

Thank Delores L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is located in downtown Greensboro, its actually in the Woolworths store where 4 courageous boys sat in the exact spot where their request for food was denied due to the colour of their skin. It is a wonderful representation of the Civil Rights...More

Thank rickyrico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Civil Rights Centre on a really hot day. It’s actually in an Woolworths Store where the Civil Rights movement started. It was well documented and had great pictures to support the history, also videos of historical moments in time. The guide was...More

Thank 150jackinabox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum over the Thanksgiving holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our museum guide, Sage Chiomu was very knowledgeable and made tour even more enjoyable. A visit to this museum is a must if you're in the Greensboro area.

Thank dj592
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Exhibits exceeded my expectations. The struggle for Civil Rights is difficult to explain to children from comfortable suburban homes. The exhibits and narration by outstanding guides make this "real" to all. I am old enough to remember much of the events highlighted in the...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...to visit the embodiment of watershed events and memorialization of key heroes in civil rights. I don’t think a visitor can do a self-guided tour. We were added to the tail end of a small school group, and this was a bonus! Our tour guide,...More

Thank foodieg982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Tour starts with the exhibit on lynchings, beatings, and deaths, then on to videos and the first sit-in that happened right in the lunch counter you can walk through, then to the battleground, politics, memorials, pictorials, and other sad but interesting history. We...More

Thank jazzie F
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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