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Address: 231 Fox Street, Lexington, SC 29072
Phone Number: 803 359-8369
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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 field trip with second graders

Our second grade teachers take the students to Lex Co Museum every year to learn about their local community history. It's a great hands on and small field trip. The kids really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Lexington, South Carolina
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our second grade teachers take the students to Lex Co Museum every year to learn about their local community history. It's a great hands on and small field trip. The kids really enjoy it.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum was having a Christmas event which had a local elementary school group sing, other local entertainment and refreshments. The tours are very educational and informative! A great local treasure...

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s.c.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Great place to spend a couple of hours. The kids like it too. easy to navigate Docent gives a good tour and then you can explore some ouside. If you have kids gives them a chance to run around a little. close to Sonic for a cold drink and sweet snack.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This quite set of structures and gardens gives a historical picture of how life was lived in the Lexington, SC area. Take the time to visit with the volunteers and gain insight on early life through the present in this area. Well worth a visit.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

There are many good reviews of this museum, and it has well earned them. It is interesting, with variety and authenticity, and a helpful knowledgeable curator.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Lexington County Museum is a great family activity. They even offer a cell phone tour if you are short on time.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I remember thinking it was hard to imagine the way it was way back then. Nice family outing as well. The history was so simplistic and well presented.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great venue to learn about the early years of Lexington. Something for everyone especially the kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Your guide will take you through the antebellum town home of John Fox, an early Lexington merchant and plantation owner. You can also tour several out buildings associated with the home. In addition, several historical buildings from around Lexington County have been moved to the site and are open for tours.

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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

As soon as you turn off the very busy Columbia Avenue, you are instantly transported back in time. Many artifacts and knowledgeable docents give an excellent tour. I highly recommend this excellent deal!!

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