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Lexington County Museum

231 Fox St, Lexington, SC 29072-2654
+1 803-359-8369
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Excellent way of learning first hand South Carolina history

We had hoped to find somewhere that would help us understand the history of South Carolina, this... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Simon G
,
Woking, United Kingdom
Very intriguing

This was a great experience of history from the revolutionary war and civil war. History... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
ROB A
,
Toms River, New Jersey
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The Lexington County Museum, located in downtown Lexington, offers a rare and unforgettable experience – the chance to see and touch a way of life gone forever. The Museum interprets and exhibits historic structures and artifacts that tell the story of everyday life for Lexington County citizens in the colonial and antebellum period and contains many everyday items people used in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Museum features over 30 historic structures on seven acres. Some of these include the Leaphart/Harman house, built around 1790; the Corley Cabin, the oldest documented building in Lexington; the Ernest Hazelius House, where the traditional song "Give Me That Old Time Religion" was composed, and the two story-John Fox House, built in 1832. Originally built by Jesse Bates, John Fox, a wealthy planter and politician, bought the house in 1843. Currently, it is furnished with period pieces from Lexington County that show how an upper class home would have been decorated around the mid-nineteenth century. The Museum serves as an invaluable educational tool by promoting the county's history and attracting school groups. The Museum offers thirteen hands-on tours to school groups for free.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“walking tour” (3 reviews)
“local history” (3 reviews)
“civil war” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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231 Fox St, Lexington, SC 29072-2654
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+1 803-359-8369
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had hoped to find somewhere that would help us understand the history of South Carolina, this turned out to be a great find and everything we where looking for. Great knowledgable guides who made learning and understanding good fun and interesting. Mike our guide...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This was a great experience of history from the revolutionary war and civil war. History highlighted with verbal, physical and interactive support. Staff was great. Willing to answer any questions regarding the history if Lexington and it's battles. Lots of artifacts and background material. Definitely...More

Thank ROB A
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Surprisingly large, lots of old buildings to check out, many preserved from elsewhere. The attendant was great, very friendly and willing to entertain all kinds of questions about the grounds and local history. Picked up some good books on local history, which I'm still enjoying....More

Thank Vincent R
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JR F, Manager at Lexington County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks so much for the review and the kind words! We always appreciate feedback from visitors. I just wanted to clarify that although we don't have volunteers doing demonstrations on a daily basis, the museum has events several times a year where visitors have opportunities...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I was a chaperone for one of the school trips and the trip there even taught an old history buff like me some new things!! I plan to go back, the first trip wasn't enough!!

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It was great to see homes and other buildings of the era before the end of the Civil War. I came here as part of Columbia's Civil War geocache tour and I would have never known about this area if it weren't for that hobby....More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The history of Lexington County by showing how people lived many years ago. Highlighted, in my opinion, by the Daniel Corley house. He was a Revolutionary War soldier who had I believe 16 children - which might be why so many of us locals are...More

Thank Sherrie A
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

What a great place to kill a few hours near Ft. Jackson. We stopped here after graduation day ceremonies to kill some time. Tour takes about 2 hours. The guides are excellent and very knowledgeable. You will enter several of the buildings on site while...More

Thank Kelli M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Haven't been there in years -- it's only a few miles from me -- but from the other reviews I've read, it is still as nicely done as it was 20 years ago!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very interesting and informative. Outdoor and period buildings of the area. Makes for a nice family trip.

Thank Randy B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This museum far exceeded our expectations. Staff was fantastic spending a lot of time with us. Very interesting pieces displayed.

Thank cheri e
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