Green Book Hotel in Greensboro NC | The Historic Magnolia House Inn

North Carolina Bed and Breakfast

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.

A Historic Green Book Hotel

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

A 100% replica of the Historic Magnolia House Green Book Hotel


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

Upcoming Events

Mo Soul at the Historic Magnolia House
Galentine's Day Brunch
Demola Violinist

Mo' Soul


Demola The Violinist

February 3rd, from 7 pm
Advance Tickets: $25 per person

Mo’ Sol’s music is like a perfect balance of funk, soul, and spice. Whether you want to dance the night away or just enjoy an energetic and fun show, Mo’ Soul has something for everyone! Their diverse repertoire includes old-school hits from Wilson Pickett as well as modern-day classics.

February 13th, from 11 am – 3 pm
Advance Reservations recommended  

Reserve your table early and celebrate Galentine’s Day right with your besties. Join us for a brunch with limitless Mimosas and a Southern-style breakfast  – we have limited seating so don’t wait too long before booking your table.

February 17th, select from 2-shows times
6:30 pm or 8:00 pm
Advance Tickets: $39.99 per person. 

Demola’s love for music started at a very tender age, stemming from listening to different genres of popular and contemporary songs with his mom who was always on the go. 


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.

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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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