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Lexington: A Town that Merges History with Modernity

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The Lexington County Museum hosts fun events throughout the year for children of all ages to engage with history.

Named after the Revolutionary War battle in Massachusetts, Lexington features museums and sites that will guide you through its history dating back to Colonial times.

The town was incorporated in 1861 and served as a retail market where merchants in Columbia purchased goods. Many of the businesses and homes were burned down during the Civil War, but with the completion of the Columbia-to-Augusta Railroad and the construction of the Lexington Textile Mill, the town flourished once again. The former mill operated 200 looms and 7,000 spindles to manufacture cotton. Now known as Lexington’s Old Mill, the historic structure overlooking Twelve Mile Creek is now home to restaurants, art galleries, a salon and more.

The Lexington County Museum opened in 1970 to chronicle the city's history from the Colonial era to the Civil War. The seven-acre museum features 36 historic buildings, including the original Lexington County Post Office and the oldest documented house in Lexington. Built in 1832, the John Fox House gives visitors a glimpse of life during the antebellum period. This museum also hosts fun events throughout the year for children of all ages to engage with history.

If you're a fan of shows and musicals like "Mamma Mia" and "The Wizard of Oz," you'll want to check the performance schedule at the Village Square Theatre. Enjoy a fun night with the family while watching some of your favorite productions come to life.

Art aficionados will want to visit M. Gallery Interiors on Main Street for a unique custom artwork experience.

The Icehouse Amphitheater, one of the town's newest entertainment destinations, is a 900-seat venue for festivals, a farmers market, concerts and more. Lexington Live, its spring concert series, has brought to the stage local and national artists like Edwin McCain. The amphitheater also hosts the Lexington Wine Walk, where local music fills the air and local restaurants fill your glass. The ticketed event includes a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary wine glass.

Jordan Cutler
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.