Historic Sites

8:00 a.m.

Start the day with a delicious breakfast in the hotel.

9:00 a.m.

Travel just east of the city to the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Institute, which honors an African-American woman. The site was formerly the location of the Palmer Institute, a black preparatory school established and founded by Brown in 1902.

12:00 p.m.

Enjoy lunch at one of the more than 500 restaurants in Greensboro!

1:15 p.m.

Don’t miss the Old Mill of Guilford, a working, water-powered gristmill where you can experience the sights and smells of another era. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mill also features a gift shop with stone-ground meals, honey, ham and an assortment of pottery and crafts.

2:00 p.m.

Another historic landmark worth seeing is Castle McCulloch, a restored 19th-century gold refinery built from granite and nestled on 60 wooded acres in Jamestown. The castle includes a moat, walking trails and the Crystal Garden reception hall.

3:30 p.m.

Head to downtown Greensboro to tour the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store. 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, known as the Greensboro Four, sat down at the “whites only” lunch counter and began America’s sit-in movement that sparked a nationwide push for equality and justive for all. Call ahead to make reservations (subject to availability) at (336) 274-9199.

4:30 p.m.

Return to the hotel for a short rest.

6:30 p.m.

Depart for the Barn Dinner Theatre. Enjoy cocktails and a gourmet buffet. After dinner, the “magic stage” will descend from the ceiling for a delightful Broadway show.