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Address: 231 Fox Street, Lexington, SC 29072
Phone Number: 803 359-8369
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Description: The Lexington County Museum, located in downtown Lexington, offers a rare...
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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great llittle museum

Museum showed documents pictures and artifacts of early citizens and settlers of Lexington SC; the snowflake or sundew patterns represented in a block of 4 are said to have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Museum showed documents pictures and artifacts of early citizens and settlers of Lexington SC; the snowflake or sundew patterns represented in a block of 4 are said to have originate din the Piedmont area of SC. My wife is into quilting and particularly found them fascinating.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Surrounded by modern-day businesses is where you'll find the Lexington County Museum, but once you're there it's like going back in time! There is rich history to be absorbed here, with so many different and unique buildings to tour. Take the guided tour, the guides are wonderful and very knowledgeable about the local history (and ours wore period dress). They... More 

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Lexington SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Small town museum. People who run it really care about it. Not much to see but if you are from Lexington SC it's worth a visit

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Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped to rest on a car ride from Fla. to Va. Hotel was great. We wanted to take our 10 and 6 year old somewhere that they could not see at home. The property was nice and perfect size for a stop on a road trip, long enough to stretch your legs but not to much to wear you... More 

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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

As a Lexington native, I consider The Lexington County Museum a hidden gem right in the heart of Lexington. There are many fascinating and educational things to see while visiting. I say you see a slice of Lexington past. Its definitely worth the time and a very worthwhile visit.

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great Museum in Lexington. It covers a few acres right in the heart of town and has several buildings to view. Its nice to view on your own or be there when they have one of the events where people are in period costumes...

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Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This museum was closed on Monday, but you can walk the grounds and look at the 30 something buildings on display on the property. It's amazing that the structures were able to be moved to this location for preservation. Myself and some friends spent about an hour walking around and reading the informative signs at each site. Would love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Several buildings; educational tour explaining overview of life in this area. We want to go back & soak it in some more. Tour guides are passionate and well-read. Some encouraging as well as hard-to-swallow history.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For the quilters in the crowd, they have the best selection of older quilts (late 1800s - early 1900s) and they know a great deal about them. They have several buildings on site. I would think kids would enjoy walking around on the grounds and seeing the old cabin, houses, and schoolhouse. The guide was the guy in-charge, and he... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A collection of actual buildings & items and info from 1800s and arranged as a village. One will be amazed at what "worked" back then as opposed to what we think we "need" now!

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