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Upcountry History Museum

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Revisionist in many way

This beautiful museum is worth a stop. It has multiple levels and covers so much history! Just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Peaceful, friendly, interesting museum... only something missing

What a great place! Very low key, with terrific use of the 3 floor space. Lots of things (can you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This beautiful museum is worth a stop. It has multiple levels and covers so much history! Just wonderful. Plenty of images and artifacts to tell the whole story. Many plaques/info glossed over the mistreatment of Native Americans and the terrible impacts of colonialism in this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank snuflower84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place! Very low key, with terrific use of the 3 floor space. Lots of things (can you say DINOSAURS?) to keep the kids busy, and plenty of Civil War history for the buffs... all presenting in a factual, neutral way. So much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed reading about the history of this area in a fun setting. This is fun for everyone - it seems like they always have something just for kids. Really cool!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marijane W
Reviewed 7 November 2018

In addition to the Greenville history their rotating exhibits are outstanding. If you are in Greenville this is the place to spend a few hours being educated and entertained.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 24BLDLSC
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is a bit small, takes about an hour to visit (could spread it out a bit if you like) but is well done. The museum gives a good overview of South Carolina and the upcountry and in addition offers some limited time displays...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobertSofSC
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Came for the Dinosaur - Family Fun Day and was disappointed. The place looks great but the cost and some of the people that worked that weren’t great at all. We scavenger hunted for bones and for small children they were not in good places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ErikaStrozier1624
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Great Traveling exhibits! Family fun learning about local history, but also great traveling exhibits which offer beyond local. Worth a family visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LoriZoo
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Went to see the "Picturing Nam" exhibition, the U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War from the National Archives. Although some of the photos were very good and gripping in their presentation, I was very disappointed at the limited number and the fact that many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe B
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We visited this summer and really enjoyed the fairytale special feature! My 8 year old daughter had so much fun in the exhibit and we both enjoyed the local history lesson we got in the museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Crystal L
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The upcountry history museum included many exhibits of north western South Carolina history. I found the disagreement between the coastal government and the upcountry citizens in the late 1700s fascinating. Other exhibits included settlement, civil war, reconstruction, industrialization, religion, and civil rights. Great place to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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5 May 2017|
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Response from Candy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, hours on Friday 10am-5pm. Cost:. $6 Adults, $5 Seniors (65) and college students with valid ID. $4 Children 4-18. Children 3 and under free.
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21 March 2017|
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Response from Maelrarny | Reviewed this property |
The parking is right behind the building, not far from the entrance. I can't say for sure about the handicap parking. I would presume there is a requirement for a couple of spaces, though.
21 June 2016|
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Response from Richard A | Reviewed this property |
The museum is not that large,but I guess you need an hour or so. Of course the time you spend will depend on the detail you choose for yourself. The displays change from time to time so you may want to spend more or less... More