Greensboro, North Carolina‘s third most populous city, is known as the Gate City. It is home to people of all ages and can provide activities for everyone in the city for free. We looked around to gather the best Greensboro sites for art lovers, history fanatics, and nature dwellers that won’t cost a thing!
The Weatherspoon Art Museum is free when they are open from Tuesday to Sunday. This museum exhibits modern and contemporary art throughout the gallery. They have multiple exhibits and events growing on their calendar. The GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art will reopen September 17 for Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. They have free admission on Fridays if you would like to get your fix! They are currently featuring a North Carolinian Women Abstract Painters exhibit and have many more on the way with virtual touring capabilities.
Greensboro is known for its pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement with the Greensboro Sit-Ins, but did you know that Greensboro also played a part in the Revolutionary War? The Guilford Courthouse National Park of NC is home to a Southern battle site in the Revolutionary War. Head to this national park or the adjacent Tannenbaum Historical Park to learn more about Greensboro’s history. With over 250 acres and many trails to explore, there is plenty to see. If you want to learn more about the everyday life of one of Greensboro’s early residents, head to David Caldwell Historic Park. Here, you can find how David Caldwell, early resident alive from 1725 to 1824, lived on his mill grain farm. All of these opportunities give you an in-depth education for free!
Next to David Caldwell Historical Park stands the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. This 7.5-acre garden offers several beautiful scenes with a wedding gazebo, bronze sculpture, and an interactive sensory garden. The Greensboro Arboretum offers 17 acres of 14 different plant collections. The Bog Garden provides 7 acres of wetlands with stone pathways and a waterfall named Serenity Falls. The biggest project for Greensboro beautification in 50 years is the Gateway Gardens. This 11-acre entry to Greensboro provides a little bit of everything; history, movement, discovery, and community.
All of these options are available for you to entertain yourself on a budget and stay socially distant under the CDC guidelines.