Take a Step Back into History with the Lexington County Museum

The Lexington County Museum gives visitors the opportunity to take a glimpse of what life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries in Lexington County.

We spoke with the Lexington County Museum’s Director, J.R. Fennell, to learn more about this hidden gem located right in the middle of downtown Lexington.
The property features multiple buildings designed to show visitors what life was like from the late 1700s to the Civil War era.
In addition to the museum’s day to day attractions, you can join the staff on a variety of special events. Here’s what’s coming up!

Murders and Mysteries West Columbia Walking Tour
March 30, 2018
8 pm
Tour Begins at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater
Free to the Public
Attendees will learn about some of the spookier and more gruesome aspects of West Columbia’s history. They’ll discuss some of the crimes and murders that occurred along Meeting and State Streets. Because of the subject matter, coordinators ask that attendees be at least 18 years old or have parental permission.

“It’s All About Herbs” Herb Festival
April 7, 2018
9 am – 3 pm
Lexington County Museum Complex – 231 Fox Street  Lexington, SC
Free to the Public
Join the Lexington County Herb Bunch as the museum hosts the annual herb festival. This event will feature a plant sale, food vendors, and a silent auction. The 1832 John Fox House at the museum will be open for free tours as well.

Spring Open House
May 6, 2018
2 pm – 5 pm
Lexington County Museum Complex – 231 Fox Street  Lexington, SC
Free to the Public, this event will allow visitors to explore the museum and learn about historic crafts including blacksmithing, cooking in a 19th-century oven, soap making and more. Refreshments will be served.

Check out the Lexington County Museum and remember your history!
Find more information here.