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Contact Information

Lexington County Museum

J.R. Fennell, Director

231 Fox Street

Lexington, SC  29072

Phone:  (803) 359-8369

Fax: (803) 808-2160


Contacts, Directions & Hours


Admission Fees:

$5.00 for Adults

$2.00 for Children



Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Last tour begins at 3:15 p.m.



1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Closed Mondays, major holidays and major holiday weekends.


Museum Information

Calendar of Events


Friends of the Museum



Buildings of the Museum

Museum Map


Corley Log House


John Fox House


Fox Houses Slave Quarters


The Hazelius House


The Leaphart/Harman House


Oak Grove Schoolhouse




The Pigeon House


Museum Programs

Group Programs


Native American Program


Useful Information

Columbia, SC Events


Columbia Visitors Bureau


Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce



Lexington County Museum


 Take a Tour of the Museum!


Museum Tour

 This Museum Map Tour provides an image tour of the Lexington County Museum buildings and grounds.
The Lexington County Museum, founded in 1970, offers a rare and unforgettable experience – the chance to see and touch a way of life gone forever.  Structures and furnishings focus on the early history of Lexington County and interpret the everyday lives of its residents from ca. 1770 until the Civil War.  The Museum complex, located in the heart of Lexington, encompasses seven acres and features 36 historic structures.  Exhibits focus on locally made artifacts including furniture and quilts.

Some of the historic structures include the original Lexington County post office, the oldest documented house in Lexington, and the house where the traditional song "Give Me That Old Time Religion" was composed.

Most notable among the buildings is the ten-room, two-story John Fox House that was built in 1832. Originally a plantation home, the John Fox House is furnished and decorated with period pieces from Lexington County that truly evoke pre-Civil War living conditions. At one time, over 50 people lived on the Fox House grounds (then encompassing 400 acres) that included a separate kitchen, a spinning room with a loom, and slaves' quarters. Now, the Fox House is open to the public to see how residents lived in the mid-nineteenth century.
The Museum serves as an invaluable educational tool by promoting the county's history and attracting school groups, many of which annually take tours of its grounds and buildings. It is a place where the citizens of Lexington County may take pride in their heritage and form a more closely-knit community through a heightened knowledge of their history.








Lexington County Seal