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O. Henry Statues

posted on June 20, 2017 by C L

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.

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

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Honoring the site of the March 15, 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Visitors can view informational outdoor exhibits and monuments. Indoor activities include a 30-minute live-action film (shown on the hour); an animated battle map program, and Revolutionary War museum exhibits. Reservations required for large groups.

Guilford County Veterans Memorial

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A tribute to Guilford County residents who served in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century and beyond. Text and maps tell the tales of major conflicts. Memorial bricks and benches provide some history of participants. Open daily during park hours. FREE. Located in Country Park off Lawndale Drive.  

February One Monument

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A monument dedicated to the four NC A&T freshmen who launched the lunch counter sit-in on Feb. 1, 1960 and all those who helped to support the movement. The sculptor of the monument, James Barnhill, was inspired by their courage to challenge the social injustice of Jim Crow laws and how the movement took hold…Read more

David and Rachel Caldwell Historical Center

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David and Rachel Caldwell moved to Guilford County in 1765, 43 years before Greensboro’s founding in 1808. David Caldwell served the community as a minister of Buffalo and Alamance Presbyterian churches, as a physician and as a popular political leader. The couple also founded an elite preparatory school for young men. The center, located on…Read more

Colonial Heritage Center

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Explore history at your own pace, on your own time. The Colonial Heritage Center interprets the history of backcountry life before, during and after the American Revolution. Take a self-guided tour of Guilford County, North Carolina’s colonial past. Now operated by the National Parks Service. Guided tours are offered during days of operation. Reservation required…Read more

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Memorial Institute

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The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum interprets the life and work of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown – a prominent educator, advocate for social justice – and her school, Palmer Memorial Institute. The site is the location of the former Palmer Memorial Institute, an African American preparatory school established by Brown in 1902. Visitors can explore the…Read more

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