Lexington County Museum

The Lexington County Museum encompasses 36 historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the structures include the 1820 post office, the John Fox plantation home, a schoolhouse, and the Leaphart/Harman manor house. Students and scouts can experience a bit of this history by playing colonial games, working with antique farm tools, or learning how to operate the post office. Tours of the John Fox House are an opportunity to learn about plantation ownership, domestic life, and even 19th-century cooking. A Native American program teachers groups about Cherokee culture with objects, stories, and a ceremonial dance.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 231 Fox Street, Lexington, SC 29072. Richland County. Tel: 803-359-8369. Email: jfennel@lex-co.com. Website: www.lex-co.sc.gov/departments/DeptIQ/museum/Pages/index.aspx. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-4th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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