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. Discover how to plan a Greensboro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
International Civil Rights Center & Museum Reviews
Recently visited the museum on a road trip passing thru Greensboro. If you only have a few hours in Greensboro, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO. An amazing piece of American history. Besides the museum... more »
Our tour guide's name was Angela and she was very knowledgable about the civil rights. She made jokes to break the ice in the group, she kept the tour going at an even pace and you could tell she... more »
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
Plan your trip to Greensboro
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Greensboro
Hidden gems in Greensboro
Parks in Greensboro
Nearby attractions in Greensboro
Plans to International Civil Rights Center & Museum by other users
9 days in Charlotte & South Lake Tahoe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Fayetteville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Raleigh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Charlotte BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Raleigh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium