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“A place of Lexington history”

Davidson County Historical Museum
Ranked #11 of 14 things to do in Lexington
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Davidson County Historical Museum is located in the core of Uptown Lexington's Historic District and is housed inside the Old County Courthouse on the Square. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1858 Courthouse is one of the few historic properties in the county available to the public for tours. A 12- month exterior restoration of the Courthouse completed in 2014. The Davidson County Historical Museum maintains a permanent collection highlighting the natural history and culture of Davidson County which is available to the public through regularly scheduled exhibits, special programming and an online collections database.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 11, 2017

A very old and special building to all visiting Lexington. I have toured the place many times and enjoy seeing and learning of the history of the area, A symbol of Lexington skyline.

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Reviewed June 3, 2017

This is a very nice little museum if you want to know more about the history of Davidson County. They have many exhibits on a rotating basis that are wonderful to look at.

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

Reconstrucyion and redo has recently been completed. Outside the building is impressive for its columns. Inside is simplistic and educational, kids love getting penned up in the holding cell. Worth the hour to tour and learn some history of Davidson county.

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

I was pointing out something on the wall from several feet away when a staff member walked by a advised me NOT to touch any of the Artifacts!!!!.....That would have been fine if in fact I did touch something....This made us feel very uncomfortable so we decided to leave.....It seems like such a waste to do all the upgrades to the building and keep the same old RUDE staff!!!!!

Thank Michael B
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Davidson County H, Guest Relations Manager at Davidson County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2016

Thank you for your review, Michael. We are very sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your visit. Being good stewards of the collection and ensuring visitor safety and well-being are our top priorities. We have discussed this incident as a staff and invite you back to show that we are serious about creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment at the museum.

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Each room is very detailed with the history story during those years.. Highly recommend touring this museum during your visit downtown Lexington.

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