Greensboro Travel Guide, what to know before arriving
What's the best time to visit Greensboro is named for Revolutionary War Hero Nathanial Greene but it might have taken it's name from it's lush greenery especially Spring: March, April, May. One of Greensboro's most beautiful gardens, The Arboretum is within walking distance of the B & B https://greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/index-gardens.php If you enjoy kayaking, hiking, golf the City has many parks to enjoy. https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/parks-gardens don't forget LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro just minutes from the B & B https://www.downtowngreensboro.org/listing/lebauer-park/124/
Getting Around Piedmont Triad International airport is 15 minutes by car from the B & B, Amtrak is 10 minutes by car and the B & B is located on the City's bus route. However having your own car is recommended while Uber or Lift are available and we have a neighborhood bicycle shop getting around is easiest with a car.
Can't Miss Things to Do in Greensboro We have our own minor league baseball team The Greensboro Grasshoppers.https://www.milb.com/greensboro/ballpark/contact-us Baseball great Derek Jeter played for the team when they were know as the Greensboro Hornets.Greensboro Grasshoppers’ Quinn Priester will be part of the All-Star Futures Game in July.
The International Civil Rights Museum is a comprehensive Civil Rights museum and an innovative social justice educational organization devoted to the understanding and advancement of civil and human rights at home and around the world. It commemorates the Feb. 1, 1960, sit-ins at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, by the N.C. A&T Four students. https://sitinmovement.org/the-museum/
Battleground Park [The site commemorates the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, which took place near what is now Greensboro, North Carolina on May 15, 1781. The British were victorious however Cornwallis suffered unsustainable casualties withdrawing to the coast , leaving the Americans with strategic advantage his surrender at Yorktown Oct. 19, 1781 marks America's Independence. The name “GuilfordThe British were vi Courthouse” comes from a structure that stood on the site during the time of the battle.Signers Monument, also known as the Hooper Monument or the Founders Monument, is located to the southwest of the Nathanael Greene monument, and is stop #8 on a tour of the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The 18 foot high monument faces north — perhaps recalling the signers’ role in Philadelphia — and is a bronze statue of a man (possibly modeled on Hooper) raising his right hand and holding a document in his left hand, set atop a granite base. The Signers Monument was dedicated on July 3, 1897, four years after Hooper and Penn’s remains were reinterred at the same location. https://www.nps.gov/guco/index.htm
Revolution Mills Revolution Mill was opened in 1898 by brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone. The first flannel mill in the South, Revolution helped establish Greensboro’s manufacturing tradition and the Triad’s prominence as the center of North Carolina textile manufacturing. The Cone family textile mill holdings grew to one of the largest in the world. https://revolutionmillgreensboro.com/history-gallery Known as Gate City railroad made Greensboro a gateway enticing the Cones to build here. A rail traveler couldn’t reach any place in the South without stopping in Greensboro. This is when Albert Eugene Fordham came to Greensboro founding his shoe company in 1900 and building his family home in 1908 which is now the B & B.
In 1984, Revolution Mill ceased production and shuttered its doors, sitting vacant for the next two decades before early redevelopment efforts began.
With a vision of restoring and revitalizing Revolution Mill, Self-Help set out to turn the historic property into a space for creative work and creative living. Revolution Mill has transformed into a destination campus that includes more than 100 businesses, meeting & conference facilities, 150 loft apartments, outdoor performance spaces, public art galleries, restaurants and coffee shops, greenway trails and more!https://revolutionmillgreensboro.com/vision-history