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Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

6136 Burlington Rd, Gibsonville, NC 27249-8785
+1 336-449-4846
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Homage to an educational pioneer

I visited Greensboro with my husband who was here on business. I ventured into the museum downtown... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Calera, Alabama
via mobile
Appreciating Palmer Place.

On February 11, 2017, I had the opportunity to visit the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum. Even... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Greensboro, North Carolina
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The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is North Carolina’s first and only official State Historic Site to honor an African American and a woman. The site is the former Palmer Memorial Institute, an African American preparatory school established by Brown in 1902. The historic site opened to the public in 1987 and has as its mission to preserve and interpret the history and cultural legacy of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute and African American education. Visitors can explore and learn about a unique environment where many African American boys and girls lived and learned during the greater part of the 20th Century.
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6136 Burlington Rd, Gibsonville, NC 27249-8785
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Greensboro with my husband who was here on business. I ventured into the museum downtown Greensboro where I found a book about Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown. I read the book in a few days and had to visit the museum. There are no...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

On February 11, 2017, I had the opportunity to visit the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum. Even though, I live probably less that 20 minutes away. I never took the time to visit such a tranquil site. The facility was well kept and reminded me of...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The tour was excellent. The tour guide was knowledgeable and made it interested. Would do a tour again in the future.

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have you seen that brown sign beside I-40 as you approach Greensboro from the east: Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum / Palmer Memorial Institute ? If you follow the sign off the beaten path, you will soon arrive in little Sedalia, NC, an inspiring place that’s...More

1  Thank Brent A. P
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is a great place to visit if you are a history buff. The museum is very informative on the education of African-Americans in the early 1900's.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 13 July 2015

There is truly nothing to see here. It is a collection of ordinary buildings with an ordinary story, its set on a busy road with no feeling of peace, serenity or anything. With all the historic things to see in the South this place does...More

2  Thank Meridith R
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I love traveling to different historical sites across the U.S. My cousin and I stopped by the site a couple weekends ago. I enjoyed learning about the history of the school and it's founder. She was quite a pioneer of her day. It isn't often...More

1  Thank Charmaine B
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Ms. Brown ran the school for Black students, but it is evident looking at the class photos that she herself preferred the lighter-skinned members of her race. A little inside prejudice that isn't often talked about, but definitely exists.

1  Thank KEVIN N
Reviewed 8 August 2013

It is sad to say that I believe this is one of the most unadvertised sites to visit. Our church group visited this site and we were surprised at all the history that has not been "spotlighted". I would highly recommend this historic site to...More

1  Thank kingskid59
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Since my last review .. The Owners have made a significant effort to improve the look of the site .. so overlook that (NOW) from the other review :) Everything (on the exterior) looked neat and clean, freshly painted and ready for visitors !! .....More

1  Thank Alona L
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