This outdoor, three-piece sculpture honors Greensboro’s best known writer, William Sydney Porter (O. Henry). A bronze likeness of the author, a 7- by 14- foot book of his short stories and a statue of his small dog.
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.
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
Located in the former F.W. Woolworth five-and-dime store at 134 S. Elm St., this must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into the Greensboro Sit-In protests and American Civil Rights History with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments, and interactive galleries. It was here that 63 years ago, four teenage NC A&T State…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
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. The park conducts special ceremonies to commemorate Memorial and Veterans’ Day every year. Funding for the…Read more