International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro

4.6
Visit one of the most crucial places for the struggle against racial segregation and learn about the history of the civil rights movement at International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The museum's historic building once housed the Woolworth store where the famous Greensboro sit-ins took place in 1960. The protest initiated by four black students quickly gained nationwide support and sparked a series of similar acts that ultimately led to a major triumph in the battle for equality. See the authentic lunch counter where the sit-ins happened, watch reenactments, explore the multimedia collection, and browse the collection of artifacts. You'll learn not only about events in Greensboro, but the whole history of segregation and the fight to end it. Both self-guided and docent-led tours of the museum are available. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Greensboro trip simple and quick.
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  • We had such a great time at the museum/ center today. It exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide Angela was excellent. My 15 year old son actually told me he really enjoyed it. I have to say WOW to ...  more »
  • This is a most historic site: the Woolworth's where 4 young college freshmen sat down at an all-white lunch counter. The museum is beautifully organized. Our guide, Jean, was outstanding! Just wish we...  more »
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  • Excellent tour guides who are passionate about explaining the historical struggle for civil rights in the United States, particularly the South. Educational journey explains the context and the aftermath of the Greensboro sit-in in 1960 and the impact on the bigger movement. Photography is restricted and limited inside, so bear that in mind. Groups can be large but guides do all they can to accommodate large tours. Highly recommend.
  • A moving and poignant walk through history. You'll leave with a better understanding of the civil rights movement and a whole new respect for life itself. Wonderful experience and informative too

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