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The Historic Magnolia House

Welcome to The Magnolia House an events venue, restaurant, and bed and breakfast in Greensboro, NC. One of maybe four Green Book sites in North Carolina still in operation and housed some of our nation’s most well-known African Americans during segregation. Whether you’re looking for a private and comfortable stay, a place to host a private gathering, attend one of our upcoming events, or come by for Sunday brunch, we hope you’ll enjoy the rich history of The Magnolia House.


Four newly renovated period rooms reflecting a 1950's and 60's experience.


Savor and experience food from the 1950's and 60's. Serving Brunch and Green Book Shoe Box meals.


Private events, weddings, intimate concerts and more. Reserve the whole house for you next corporate event, wedding or gathering.


Eat at magnolia

Every Friday Evening

From 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10am – 3pm

We will be celebrating our southern roots with our Soulful Elegance cuisine. Reserve your spot and join us at the table Thursday and Fridays for Dinner and Saturday and Sundays for Brunch in the house that soul built!

” A delightful spin on southern classics ” 

A Historic Green Book Hotel

Magnolia House was listed in 6 Editions as the highly recommended place to stay

A 100%  fully restored 1949 Green Book Hotel both structurally and functionally


The House That Soul Built

During America’s period of segregation, the Magnolia House Motel accommodated traveling African Americans who were not allowed to share the same eating and sleeping facilities as Caucasians. Prominent African Americans that stayed in the Magnolia House included James Brown, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, Joe Tex, Carter G. Woodson, and Jackie Robinson.

In addition to housing celebrities, the Magnolia House accommodated the families of students attending historically Black schools like Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University.

Historic Guests

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AWESOME!!! Everything was just awesome! You must experience it for yourself.

Host An Event

Whether you’re looking for a great place to host your wedding, reunion, corporate retreat, or you are celebrating an event, we are the perfect place.

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