Planning Your Visit

Walk-ins are welcome, though reservations are encouraged.

See below for details on admissions and scheduling. Slots for scheduling are based on recommended times. Face coverings are required for on-site visits.

Please note that reservations are required for staff-guided tours. 

Individuals & Families

Book Your Visit


Seated Tour & Walkthrough 
(90 mins.)

On-Site Visit

$15 per adult
$10 per student (K-12th grade)

Includes a filmed version of the staff-guided tour in the auditorium, followed by a self-guided journey through the Museum galleries. 

Staff-Guided Tour
(75 mins.)
On-Site Visit

$20 per adult
$15 per student (K-12th grade)

This experience includes an on-site, small-group, fully staff-guided excursion through the entire permanent Museum collection, including "The Battlegrounds."

Filmed Tour (60 mins.)
Online Visit

$10 per viewer

A pre-recorded tour of the Museum staff-guided tour purchased on-demand from the comfort of your home. 

Interactive Virtual Tour 
(90 mins.)

Online Visit

$15 per adult
$10 per student (K-12th grade)

An online interactive virtual presentation that incorporates pre-recorded footage with a live discussion with a senior Museum docent via Zoom. Includes a live Q&A. 

Business Hours

Guests are encouraged to arrive at the Museum no later than 4:00 pm ET.

  • Monday - Saturday

    10:00am – 06:00pm

  • Sunday


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134 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401, US

Explore America's best story — a story of creative and strategic struggle.

Experience our permanent galleries with virtual or on-site visits.

Explore the story of the civil rights struggle in the United States as part of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum's permanent galleries, The Battlegrounds. This engaging encounter includes captivating audio/video narratives, pictorial, artifacts, video re-enactments, and interactive components.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Museum funded?

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is a private, self-sustaining 501(c)(3), and receives little to no public monies. Thus, the Museum relies on admissions, gift shop sales, donations, rentals, and grant support to engage its small and professional staff. 

What types of tours do you offer?

The Museum offers both online and on-site tours, diversifying its selections in the COVID-19 pandemic. You may explore our different options here.

Does the Museum offer parking?

The Museum does not have any private parking, though guests are welcome to either park along S. Elm Street (2-hour free, timed parking) or park in either parking deck within a block of the Museum, Greene Street or Davie Street. 

Are pictures and videos allowed in the Museum?

The Museum does not have a license to photograph and distribute images; therefore, photography, videography, and voice recordings are strictly prohibited in the galleries of the Museum, including the Lunch Counter. Guests, however, may take pictures and videos in the lobby area.

Do you have rental space available for events?

Yes! However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities may be limited. Please call 336-274-9199 ext. 230 for more information.

What is your policy regarding food and beverages?

The Museum does not have an eatery on-site, nor does the Museum allow food, gum, or beverages in the galleries while on tour.