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Lexington County Museum, Lexington

(4.3/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
The Lexington County Museum offers a rare & unforgettable experience with structures & artifacts that focus on the everyday lives of Lexington County residents from the colonial period to the Civil War. Located on 7 acres of land in downtown Lexington, the Museum features 30 historic structures including the oldest house in Lexington. The Museum features locally made furniture, textiles, pottery, and weapons. Visit the Museum to experience a way of life gone forever!
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • Learned lots of things I didn't know about Lexington's history. Great place to take the kids. A lot of it is outdoors though, so be mindful of the weather.
  • Yeah I would give this is it I love history also but it's kind of cool to see what this place used to be in what it is now especially when you go down Main Street and know that some of those buildings have been here for a couple hundred years it's really cool
  • A great place to walk around and look at old buildings and items.
  • Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. My kids (11yo & 7yo) enjoyed it as much as I did. We can't wait to go back and see the rest of the structures.
  • Rocks! Great Museum! One of the best out of the 100's I've ever visited. Wonderful presentation of the area's rich and diverse history, Lexington County, South Carolina. The Museum offers 36 historic structures over 7 acres of historic land. A few of the architectural wonders are on The National Register of Historic Places. Their main focus is on the daily life of the inhabitants of Lexington County from 1771-1860. They offer wonderfully guided tours by an extremely knowledgable staff. The county is one of the fastest growing counties in America. With all the growth comes a need for balance between progress and preservation. They have done an excellent job in preserving the areas tremendously rich history. If not for sherman they'd have so much more but I suppose that is in and in it of itself part of the history. There are many instances that show the strength and fortitude of Lexington's inhabitants and their ability to overcome his _____ to rebuild their community into an area with great education, commerce, tourism, natural wonders, preservation, etcetera all while maintaining a balance between the past, present and the future. The Museum from a physical standpoint offers everything from historical homes to ephemera to Native American artifacts to inventions from the area to any aspect that represents the county's historical past. They offer special activities for kids and adults. If you think that you might have something historically important to the area's history please see below. Also, please overlook any typos. This was not easy to type using a phone! Great staff, if you're looking to donate local historical* items they will not sit in a basement or get sold, like many larger corporate-type museums. They will be displayed. *Caveat, Historically important to the area not just anything that is emotionally important to you but is important from a historical perspective to the area. The staff is wonderful. Please consult with them concerning anything you feel might be important to the museum. It's a donation so it could be of help on your taxes or in some instances items are purchased but due to very limited funds this route is not the norm. The most important thing is it will be preserved and presented to the public. You and your family can have access to it. They've never sold a donation or it end up stuff in a basement only to get broken, stolen, rot, etcetera. Please see them concerning anything you might have before making any decisions based on my review.