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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

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Address: 134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
Phone Number: +1 336-274-9199
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in...

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in Greensboro, N.C., is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. This national landmark and national site of conscience celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. Our vision is to memorialize the courageous stand of the Greensboro Four as they launched, for posterity, the sit-in movement Feb. 1, 1960. We hope that the ICRCM, with its focus on the sit-in activities at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, will inspire the vigilance and fortify the spirit of all oppressed people to step forward in the ongoing struggle for human freedom.

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We had just been wandering downtown for a place to eat lunch and came across the museum and decided to go on the tour as soon as we realized where we were. I'm so glad we did... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had just been wandering downtown for a place to eat lunch and came across the museum and decided to go on the tour as soon as we realized where we were. I'm so glad we did. What an eye-opening tour. The building has the original floors and staircases -- as well as the counter where the sit-ins were staged.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The outdoor period costumed performers reciting loudly some reenactment scene promoting unity. M has the exact opposite effect as the white robes and white hoods they wear make them look exactly like KKK Hooded uniforms which is very startling.. And when you do a double take it further reinforces that misconception because they are in are all dressed that way.... More 

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Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tour guide, Kayla, was Excellent, I've had her twice for a tour, you can tell she's really into the history and explains things very well, while adding the appropriate emphasis! The amount of information was perfect, not too little and not too much. I think the museum did a great job presenting the information both on civil rights movement and... More 

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback! We are very proud of Kayle, who has become one of our best guides. I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to her! Please, visit with us again soon...we have some excitig exhibits planned for 2017, visit our website to learn more! More 

Bernardsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the museum is guided tour only, it is worth the visit. The docents we had did a very good job explaining the events and the mood of the time. It was a holiday weekend and they seemed short staffed. We were put on in the middle of the tour and then allowed to wrap around. I have enough knowledge... More 

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate your visit and that you've taken the time to share your experience here with others. Thank you for your patience during your visit. We do offer Self-Guided Tours after 2pm, however, during times of increased traffic, Self-Guided tours may not be offered to facilitate group movement through the galleries. I do hope you'll visit with us again. More 

Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, everything about the museum along with staff was outstanding. Our only regret was not being able to take pics of some artifacts, but it's also understandable for the sake of preservation. My wife and I took the guided tour with the staffer named LT who was absolutely outstanding, we have traveled the world and been on lots of tours... More 

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

I am so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful experience at our facility. Thank you for sharing about visit here. L'T will be so encouraged to receive your kind compliments! We do hope you'll be able to visit with us again...be sure to check our website for new and engaging exhibits! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done, allowing visitors to see the courage of four students, with their peaceful sit-in, who made an impact on the Civil Rights Movement. The entire museum was a moving experience and I will encourage others to visit. Thank you!

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

I am so pleased to hear your experience had such an impact! Thank you for visiting with us and, please, do come again. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for everyone. It is so well done and better yet so well guided. Serious but important history that we all need to own and learn from and be inspired by!

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We appreciate your support! More 

Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with any museum involving human rights you will find yourself immersed in the experiences of the people highlighted. Sadness, hope and awe at the spirit of the folks of Greensboro were all felt. The stories shared on the walls of this museum are frightening and yet an inspiration to never go back to those ways. Deeply moving.

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

We thank you so much for visiting with us. I am pleased to know your experience was so favorable. Please check our website as we have some exciting exhibits and programs planned or the coming months! More 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the Civil and Human Rights issues and the history of the Greensboro during those times. When you visit do stop into their store because they have a lot of books on civil rights, etc. I will return again to visit. I will tell my family and friends about this museum! If you are... More 

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John S, CEO at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, responded to this review

We're glad you found your experience worth sharing! We look froward to you visiting with us again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour left me speechless. Highly educational and interactive. The tour guides did a phenomenal job in thoroughly describing the experience surrounding the civil rights era. A definite experience that everyone should attend.

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