Upcountry History Museum

540 Buncombe Street,Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC 29601 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

As the area's largest and most comprehensive history museum, this Smithsonian Affiliate provides a unique, interactive experience that connects the Upstate's rich 300-year story of frontier beginnings and Textile Capital of the World heydays to transformative events after World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, and economic revivals.

With award-winning in-house collections and national, one-of-a-kind traveling exhibitions, UHM is the perfect place to explore just what makes Greenville so special. The featured traveling exhibitions that will be on display during Museum Day 2022 includes: "Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice," "FAST LANE: The NASCAR Photography of Darryl Moran," and "AMECO: Upstate Roots, Global."


Step into the larger-than-life pages of six of the world's most famous fairy tales with the bilingual childrens exhibit, "Once Upon a Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales." Guests can also explore the three-dimensional, hand-stitched tableaus from artist Salley Mavor in "Salley Mavor: Social Fabric" and examine the rapidly changing medium of photography from the 1880s through the 1980s with the exhibition, "Masters of American Photography."

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.