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Upcountry History Museum

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Address: 540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
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+1 864-467-3100
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great museum!

First visit to Greenville and my friend took me to this museum. Enjoyed the permanent exhibits, but the other exhibits of Ansel Adams and Dr. Seuss were phenomenal! And all for a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First visit to Greenville and my friend took me to this museum. Enjoyed the permanent exhibits, but the other exhibits of Ansel Adams and Dr. Seuss were phenomenal! And all for a $6 adult admission? Can't beat that!

Thank mingoleger
Owingsville, Kentucky
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying around the corner from this museum and decided to visit to learn a little about the local history. We were pleasantly surprised to find Dr. Seuss, Ansel Adams, and current Military art exhibits. The local history was well presented and interesting to all ages. It inspired us to visit the park downtown at the falls. Great for... More 

Thank L M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Upcountry History Museum to see the Dr. Seuss exhibit, but I must admit that the museum offered much more. There was an Ansel Adams exhibit and an interesting exhibit of Desert Storm paintings and artifacts. Because of the museum closing time we only had 1 hour, but I was able to see most of the museum in... More 

Thank Dave D
Seneca, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The local history was well presented and arranged. Lighting is very well-done. My husband and I went for the Ansel Adams and Dr. Seuss exhibitions which were both great.Seuss was especially comprehensive and informative.

Thank Popmoomeep
Anderson, South Carolina
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoy visiting this museum. I went during the exhibition of Ansel Adams and Dr. Suess. So much SC history explained that I didn't even realize and I have lived here 20 yrs. A MUST SEE if you are local .... if not, you will enjoy learning new things and new cultures of the south.

Thank ScooterScoot
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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333 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by to see the museum, and it did not disappoint. The exhibits on the prehistory and history of the region were quite well-done. The traveling exhibit of Dr. Seuss colorful art was informative about the author and his little-known early works. Likewise, the Ansel Adams exhibit of black-and-white photography was stunning. Don't miss this place.

Thank mcdh4561
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The space is small but it gives a nice history of the area and had some temporary exhibits to enhance the time spent. When we visited, exhibitions included The Art of Dr. Seuss and an Ansel Adams installation. The permanent exhibits are geared towards all ages with interactive offerings for the kids and detailed history for the adults. It was... More 

Thank KRich88
Atlanta, GA
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Would have been more interesting had we been from SC. We didn't know any of the people or history. It was a good value.

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Twin Falls, ID
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

On the last day of a business trip to Greenville, I visited the Upcountry History Museum. Since I was unfamiliar with this part of South Carolina, I found this museum to be a very informational place to learn about the history of this area. The staff I visited with were very friendly and helpful and the displays and information was... More 

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Richmond, VA
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Made the trip to the Upcountry History Museum specifically to see the Seuss and "Things Come Apart" exhibits. We were exited to see all the artwork, but disappointed to see that it was all "reproductions based on actual art". What does that even mean? Reprints from original art signed by his wife? Re-drawn art based on Geisel's art signed by... More 

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