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Lexington County Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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History on My Doorstep!

After living here for several years, we finally took the opportunity to visit Lexington County... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Lexington, South Carolina
Enjoyable site

We toured with Mike Spears today and enjoyed the site. The "museum" is actually a collection of... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
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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...more
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231 Fox St, Lexington, SC 29072-2654
+1 803-359-8369
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is interesting if you're a history buff, which I am. The museum covers 2 separate areas divided by a road.

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

After living here for several years, we finally took the opportunity to visit Lexington County Museum. Although it was a very hot day, the buildings we toured were air conditioned. I totally recommend the guided tour because the tour guide, Mike, is very knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We toured with Mike Spears today and enjoyed the site. The "museum" is actually a collection of colonial/federalist/antebellum houses and buildings well furnished with period pieces. Most buildings you go inside if you are with a guide, a few are closed. We learned not just...More

Thank del_moChapin_SC
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I have been to the museum several times, mostly in the fall and over the holidays. Seeing the museum houses decorated for Christmas during their free holiday open house is my favorite. The museum staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. There is more to the...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had hoped to find somewhere that would help us understand the history of South Carolina, this turned out to be a great find and everything we where looking for. Great knowledgable guides who made learning and understanding good fun and interesting. Mike our guide...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This was a great experience of history from the revolutionary war and civil war. History highlighted with verbal, physical and interactive support. Staff was great. Willing to answer any questions regarding the history if Lexington and it's battles. Lots of artifacts and background material. Definitely...More

Thank ROB A
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Surprisingly large, lots of old buildings to check out, many preserved from elsewhere. The attendant was great, very friendly and willing to entertain all kinds of questions about the grounds and local history. Picked up some good books on local history, which I'm still enjoying....More

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JR F, Manager at Lexington County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks so much for the review and the kind words! We always appreciate feedback from visitors. I just wanted to clarify that although we don't have volunteers doing demonstrations on a daily basis, the museum has events several times a year where visitors have opportunities...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I was a chaperone for one of the school trips and the trip there even taught an old history buff like me some new things!! I plan to go back, the first trip wasn't enough!!

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 14 November 2017

It was great to see homes and other buildings of the era before the end of the Civil War. I came here as part of Columbia's Civil War geocache tour and I would have never known about this area if it weren't for that hobby....More

Thank kurokitty
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The history of Lexington County by showing how people lived many years ago. Highlighted, in my opinion, by the Daniel Corley house. He was a Revolutionary War soldier who had I believe 16 children - which might be why so many of us locals are...More

Thank Sherrie A
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