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Lexington County Museum

231 Fox St, Lexington, SC 29072-2654
+1 803-359-8369
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Very interesting museum

This museum far exceeded our expectations. Staff was fantastic spending a lot of time with us. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cheri e
via mobile
A Blast into the Past

This is a quaint museum located in Lexington. I've gone a few times now with my kids on field... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lexington, South Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • 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
231 Fox St, Lexington, SC 29072-2654
+1 803-359-8369
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint museum located in Lexington. I've gone a few times now with my kids on field trips. There are activities geared toward life in the the pioneer times. It's worth the trip.

Thank V5881HOmaryh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently toured the Lexington County Museum while visiting friends in Prosperity, SC. It is a well kept collection of structures, many moved from elsewhere in the county, filled with period furniture and fixtures. The collection of old quilts was amazing alone. Our guide was...More

Thank BBDY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local history museums tend to be, well, deadly. This is an exception. Sitting on 6 acres, the museum consists of ten authentic homes from the 1770 through 1860. Many of the structures were moved to the museum over the years, from various parts of the...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 31 July 2017

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

1  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
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