The Historic Magnolia House

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Basic Information

Address: 442 Gorrell Street, Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone Number: 3366173382
Director: Natalie Pass-Miller

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The Historic Magnolia House

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Open to school group bookings: Monday-Friday 9-5

Historic Green Book Hotel located in Downtown, Greensboro, NC. Although there were over 300 Green Book sites in NC, this is one of only a few that is still in operation.

Artists including Louis Armstrong, Ike and Tina Turner, and James Baldwin stayed at the site while traveling.

Guided tours and programs related to black history available.

For more information, please email

Grade Levels:
Group Type: camp groups, special needs groups, field trips, school field trips, college groups
Disabled Access:

The first floor has wheelchair access and is ADA compliant with smooth flooring.

Program Type:

programs include: general house tours and Shoe Box Lunch program

Accreditation: Listed as Distinctive Destination on National Trust and listed on the National Register
Admission/Tickets: school groups: $15 per student cost (breakdown: $10 Shoe Box Lunch; $5 tour)
Food: Lunch add-ons available on request. Located near downtown Greensboro with numerous restaurant options.
Length of Visit: 60-90 minutes
Student/Staff Ratio: 10:1 ratio
Max. Group Number: 50
Group Requirements: 2 Week Notice Preferred. Please contact Melissa Knapp ( to book.
Return Policy: For cancellations, please contact one week in advance.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Select items available for purchase
Reservations Needed: For group trips, yes.

Bus parking available as well as 10 additional spots. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street and on Gorrell Street.

Nearby Attractions: Greensboro History Museum, Historic Downtown Greensboro, Greensboro Children's Museum, International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Mission Statement:

To restore and maintain the structure and operation of the historic motel. Once complete, an exact replica of the 1949 Green Book site and what it represents to the region can be properly documented. 

Launch Magnolia's On Premise History Museum that will allow us to meet the community where they are, utilizing innovative technology, community partnerships, and programs. All efforts resulting in enhancing the community's tourism experience, developing our youth, and creating jobs.

Social Networking:

Find us through our Facebook, Twitter (@TheMagHouse442), and Instagram (@thehistoricmagnolia) Pages.