Sidewalk markers chronicle six chapters in local African American history, ranging from the first fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad to the first African American North Carolina State Supreme Court Justice.
During America’s period of segregation, the Magnolia House Motel accommodated traveling African Americans who were not allowed to share the same facilities as Caucasians. The property was recognized as a highly recommended place to stay in six editions of The Green Book. The Magnolia House hosted many famous guests over the years including Ray Charles,…Read more
Enjoy some time with us on this comprehensive history tour aboard a classy, sassy, and comfortable Trolley. Whether you were raised in Greensboro or are visiting from afar, or even just passing through, this is a great way to see the sights and hear the tales through decades of popular landmarks, architecture, and history galore!…Read more
Located within Barber Park Event Center. The Tribute to Women is the first stand-alone exhibit in North Carolina and one of only a handful of similar exhibits in the country that exclusively honor the contributions and achievements of women. It was created with a donation of the estate of Ruth Wicker, a local resident.
The area known as Guilford College/New Garden became the city’s second Heritage Community by the action of City Council on September 2016. The community extends roughly from Bryan Boulevard on the north to West Market Street on the south and from Westridge Road on the east to I-73 on the west. Settled by Quaker farmers…Read more
The Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park is a permanent reminder of the sacrifice of our service members, a place to reflect on the freedoms they have secured, and a community’s collective way of showing its heartfelt gratitude. Funding for the memorial was made possible by The War Memorial Foundation. The park conducts special…Read more
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,…Read more
Located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store at 134 S. Elm St., this must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American Civil Rights History with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments, and interactive galleries. It was here that over 50 years ago, four teenage NC A&T State University students, know as…Read more
Explore a National Historic Landmark, one of America’s most innovative and influential homes! The beginning of Romanticism in America and the progressive ideals of Governor John Motley Morehead are represented through the architecture, decorative arts, and history of Blandwood. The house is a prototype for the Italianate style, one of America’s most popular architectural genres…Read more
An annual event to mark the anniversary of the 1781 Revolutionary War Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The event features various programs including a lecture series, a commemorative observance, military encampments, music, and more! Call 336-288-1776 or 336-545-5315 for details.