Museum FAQs

What are the operating hours?

  • Hours of Operation: 
    Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Monday: Closed
  • Holiday Closings 
    Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and 4th of July


How much does it cost to visit the Upcountry History Museum?

  • $12 Adults
  • $11  Senior adults (ages 65 and up) and college students with valid ID
  • $9 Children and students age 4 to 18
  • FREE Children age 2 and under


Does the Museum offer discounts or specials?

  • Bank of America Museums on Us Program – Present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission. Free general admission is limited to the cardholder at participating institution. Excludes fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers.


  • Blue Star Museum – All summer (Armed Forces Day through Labor Day) admission for active duty military personnel and their families will be FREE! Please show your military ID card at admissions to receive this special offer. For more on Blue Star Museums, please visit the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Museums for All – The Upcountry History Museum offers discounted admission fees of $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID. The Museums for All admission rate is available for up to four individuals per EBT card. This admission rate is available during all normal operating hours. Learn more about Museums for All here.


  • Library Museum Pass Program – The Upcountry History Museum is proud to partner with the Greenville County Library and Pickens County Library to provide free access to the Museum with a Family Pass (2 adults and up to 4 children) through the Museum Pass Program at Hughes Main Library Branch (GCLS) and the PCLS branch locations. Learn more about the Museum Pass Program here.


  • Groups – Groups of 10 or more receive a discount of $1 per person UNLESS a docent led tour is requested. Groups must register prior to museum visit and pay as a group to receive group discount.


  • Neighborhood Nights – The Upcountry History Museum welcomes all visitors. In order to make the museum accessible to all members of the community, the Museum offers Neighborhood Nights, FREE evening hours the first Thursday of the month between 5:30 and 8:30 pm. For more information click here.


Does the Museum offer Docent Led Tours?

The Upcountry History Museum has a corps of trained docents who can lead your family or group on an engaging tour of the Museum’s exhibits. Tours are available for groups of 10 or more at the rate of an additional $1 per person. The group discount rate does not apply for docent led tours. Tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. Please allow a minimum of 1 hour 15 minutes and as much as 2 hours for a docent led tour. To schedule, please contact Kristen Pace at 864.467.3100 x118 or kristen@upcountryhistory.org


What is the Museum’s policy regarding food, beverages, and backpacks?

The Pepsi Lounge on the 1st floor houses vending machines that offer a variety of snacks and refreshments. You may bring in outside snacks and beverages (in sealed containers), but we ask that you please keep all food and drink inside the Pepsi Lounge.  Unless there is a special program, open beverages and food are not allowed in any UHM galleries.

Large bags and backpacks can damage artifacts and artwork. We ask that you please leave your bag in the cubby storage area near the front desk. If you must carry your bag, it needs to be kept by your side. Nothing is permitted to be carried on one’s back, including backpacks, drawstring bags, and purses.


How do I get to the Upcountry History Museum?

The Upcountry History Museum is located in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area, along with: The Children’s Museum, Greenville County Art Museum, the Greenville County Main Library and the Greenville Little Theatre.

Our address is:
540 Buncombe Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601

If driving into Greenville from I-385:

  • Stay on I-385 as it goes into downtown area and changes into East North Street then Beattie Place in front of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
  • Continue as the street name changes to College Street; cross over Academy Street and pass the Hughes Main Library on you right.
  • At the next light turn right onto Atwood Street and the Museum parking lot will be on your right.  Please note, if you park in the Hughes Main Library lot we will not be able to validate your ticket.

If entering Greenville from I-185:

  • Continue on I-185 as it changes into Church Street/US 29.
  • Continue on Church Street into downtown, and turn left at the intersection with Beattie Place.
  • Continue as the street name changes to College Street; cross over Academy Street and pass the Hughes Main Library on your right.
  • At the next light, turn right onto Atwood Street and the Museum parking lot will be on your right.