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Lexington County Museum

231 Fox St, Lexington, SC 29072-2654
+1 803-359-8369
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A great surprise!

We visit friends in Lexington every year. They always plan for somthing fun to do with us. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy G
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Wayne, New Jersey
Great time at open house

My brother and I visited during their open house and had a great time. The staff and volunteers... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Z9801ANdavidg
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Lexington, United States
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“hidden gem” (6 reviews)
“field trip” (4 reviews)
“walking tour” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 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 2 weeks ago

We visit friends in Lexington every year. They always plan for somthing fun to do with us. This year we went to the Lexington Museum. What a gem! Michael was our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the area and all of...More

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My brother and I visited during their open house and had a great time. The staff and volunteers were really enjoyable and knowledgeable. Great little diamond in the middle of Lexington. GO See them!

Thank Z9801ANdavidg
JR F, Manager at Lexington County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you at the museum again soon!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went shopping and site seeing and to science center in Charleston. We went to the movies and parks to fly our kites, bowling and fun time.

Thank Angie R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I did the tour which is only $5 for adults. Our guide did way too much talking about himself and went into a little more detail about banal facts than I would care to hear. In general, it was very interesting to find out who...More

1  Thank citidwel
JR F, Manager at Lexington County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thanks so much for your review! We're always trying to improve so feedback like this really helps. If you wouldn't mind, I'd love to hear more about your experience with our historical interpreter. You can reach me at 803-359-8369 or at museum@lex-co.com. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I haven't visited the actual museum but did take a walking tour with them several weeks ago. I am definitely going to visit the museum when I get a nice day off. As far as the walking tour goes, it was informative but lacked in...More

Thank DGfromCarolina
JR F, Manager at Lexington County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thanks for the review! We're always trying to improve so we appreciate the feedback. We've already purchased two portable PA systems so that should help with the hearing problems the next time we put on the tour. We're glad you enjoyed the tour overall though....More

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Lexington County Museum is tucked off the main highway. It is a local gem that should not be missed by visitors to this area. It is a real living museum. The Tour conducted by Mike was done in period Dress. We toured for two hours....More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

While the girls went shopping, after driving by during my vacation, I decided to spend some time at this museum. The tour was excellent! It is not a large place, and in a 1-2 hour period you can enjoy the entire site. My guide, Mike,...More

Thank CT-OldGuy
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Friendly staff with a surprisingly wide selection of old local buildings. A good view of life in the old days. I would rate this a 10 for school age kids but an enjoyable couple of hours for everyone. Be sure and check for hours before...More

Thank MidgardWanderer
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Lexington county museum is a great place to go back to the lexington area in the antebellum period. there are a lot of neat artifacts and the building and the stories are very entertaining

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Your typical county museum is several rooms featuring items, photographs, and stories of the famous, either personalities or incidents, to happen in a county. Lexington did it a tad different. They moved the entire residence onto their block of land. You will find the Corley...More

1  Thank Anthony P
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