city of greenville culture
Nestled in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, Heritage Green is urban
arts and cultural campus. Heritage Green is located on College Street, just past
Academy Street, three blocks from the Hyatt Regency.
The Heritage Green campus is currently under construction as part of an ongoing
master plan to revitalize the Cultural Corridor by providing improved pedestrian
access, signage, gathering spots and landscaping. Construction is expected to be
completed before the end of the year. All buildings are open and public parking
is still available behind the library. For more information about this exciting
project, please call 864-467-4348 or visit them online at heritagegreen.org.
Heritage Green's resident institutions include:
The Greenville County Library System Hughes Main Library
The Hughes Main Library is one of eleven locations within the Greenville County Library System. In addition to the system-wide features of free meeting spaces, free internet computers, free Wi-Fi, books, DVDs, music CDs, free online resources and special programs for all ages, the Main Library offers an expanded reference collection, research assistance, a Play and Literacy Center for preschoolers, a cafe, a used book shop and the largest local history and genealogy collection among public libraries in South Carolina.
Visit the Library online
County Museum of Art
Among the country’s premiere regional American art museums, the Greenville County Museum of Art draws visitors from around the world each year to see work by two of the nation’s greatest artists, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns as well as its acclaimed Southern Collection, which ranges from Federal portraits to contemporary abstractions. The GCMA is home to the largest and most complete collection of Wyeth watercolors owned by any public museum in the world. Changing exhibitions and challenging and fun educational offerings make every visit to the Museum a unique experience. The GCMA’s weekly Sundays at 2 program presents a wide range of fun and enriching activities, including Music in the Galleries, Family Art Adventures, and Artists in Action. Summer camps for children and workshops with some of the nation’s top artists round out the offerings. Featuring free admission, the GCMA invites you to come and see what you think!
Visit gcma.org to learn more.
Greenville Little Theatre
If you're looking for rich, evocatively staged and costumed classical theater — drama, comedy, and musicals — in the Upstate of South Carolina, you’ve come to the right web site. Every year, GLT stages six shows by the greats of theater, from Shakespeare to Wilde to Cole Porter. Visit us and view excellence in classical theatre.
Visit the Little Theatre online
Bob Jones Museum and Gallery
The satellite facility of the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery is a place of culture, education, and art adding distinction to our city and the Upstate. A select portion of the more than 400 Old Master paintings and hundreds of pieces of furniture and decorative arts regularly on display at M&G at Bob Jones University are exhibited at the Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green, a place where beauty is enjoyed, where minds are educated, and where imaginations soar.
Visit the Bob Jones Museum online
The Children's Museum of the Upstate
Eighty thousand square feet of fun! The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU)
is the seventh largest children's museum in the country and the 10th largest in the
world! Visitors experience 18 exhibit galleries with more than 100 individual exhibit
components that offer a continuum of programming in the areas of arts, humanities,
sciences, health, nutrition and the environment. Kids and adults can simulate flight
into space, design their own Formula 1 race car, go shopping in the BiLo Market
or even make their own TV Broadcast! Whatever your age, The Children's Museum
is a place of possibility to explore, discover, imagine and pretend. TCMU is committed
to serving the needs and interests of all children by providing experiences that
spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play. Open Tuesday
- Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm (Closed Mondays).
Visit the Children's Museum online
Upcountry History Museum
The Upcountry History Museum works to promote, present and preserve the history of Upcountry South Carolina through education, research and service. In addition to exhibitions focusing on the region, the museum has a rich educational program and a growing oral history collection. Historical programs are presented throughout the year.
Visit the Upcountry History Museum online