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

Rock ez
urban line dancing

Dinner at
Magnolia Launch

Sunday Brunch

Every Wednesday, from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tickets: $5 per person

Welcome to Rock EZ Urban Line Dancing of Greensboro! Whether you love to dance or you have two left feet, we make social dancing alone with others, FUN! 

April 28th from 5:30pm – 10pm

Every Thrusday Come celebrate the launch of dinner services!

There’s a new chef in town and he’s cooking up an amazing dinner!  We will be celebrating our southern roots with a surprise launch day dessert! 

RSVP now so you don’t miss all the launch day surprises!

” A delightful spin on southern classics ” 

Every Sunday, from 10 am  – 2pm

The experienced culinary team at the Historic Magnolia House  has curated a variety of traditional Southern dishes that were served back in the time of the house being a Green Book site.

Dishes that you will remember from your childhood. 


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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