International Civil Rights Museum street view

Museums in Greensboro

Explore Culture at Greensboro Museums

Whether you are a history buff, going on a school field trip or just looking for something interesting to do, museums are a great way to learn about the past. Greensboro has a wide range of museums to choose from and to visit, from the Miriam P. Brenner Children's Museum to the International Civil Rights Museum. We encourage you to explore the history and education in the museums that Greensboro has to offer.


Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Memorial Institute

The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum interprets the life and work of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, a prominent educator and advocate for social justice, and her school, Palmer Memorial Institute. Visitors can explore the school’s campus and uncover connections between Dr. Brown and the Civil Rights Movement. Rental spaces available for special events.



Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set within a former thrift store. Elsewhere is re-imagining old things to build collaborative futures through creative projects, learning initiatives and public works with global artists and local neighbors.


Miriam P. Brenner Children's Museum

Designed to inspire hands-on learning through play, the Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum offers a fun, energetic and safe environment for all ages. Located in downtown Greensboro, visitors can interact with more than 20 exhibits including the 30-foot-tall Neptune XXL Climbers and the Edible Schoolyard Garden. Check their website for hours, prices, and special programming.


Greensboro History Museum

This Smithsonian Affiliate museum shares Greensboro's compelling history through diverse collections, engaging exhibits, educational programs and community dialogue. 17,000 square feet of award-winning exhibitions, many with hands-on interactives, highlight stories from precolonial cultures to today’s Gate City. Discover Greensboro’s part in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and its connection to U.S. history through transportation, textiles, education, civil rights and much more.


International Civil Rights Center & Museum/Sit-In-Movement, Inc.

One of the Top Ten sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail and an International Site of Conscience, the Civil Rights Museum reflects on one of America's most pivotal moments of transformation. Visit the original lunch counter and explore the site through guided tours and self-guided experiences


Weatherspoon Art Museum

Nationally recognized for its exceptional collection of 6,000 modern and contemporary art works and for its dynamic, thought-provoking exhibitions. Well-known artists in the collection include Matisse, de Kooning, Calder, Hesse, LeWitt, Sherman, Warhol and many more. Free and open to all.


Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

A National Park commemorating the Revolutionary War Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Visitors Center offers a museum, battle map program and a 30-minute-live-action film. Tour the battlefield by vehicle or foot for monuments and exhibits. Junior Ranger program for kids. Hoskins Farmstead Site opens for special events. Battlefield tours available in summer.

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