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Fort Jackson Museum

The Fort Jackson Museum with various exhibits covers more than 200 years of American military history with an emphasis on Fort Jackson's special role of training and educating new soldiers.

Location: 4442 Jackson Blvd. - Fort Jackson
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 1-4 p.m.
Telephone: (803) 751-7419
Free Admission!

Cayce Historical Museum

The Cayce Historical Museum presents the legacy and history of the Old Saxe Gotha, Granby, and Cayce areas. The focal point of the museum is a reconstruction of the Trading Post established by James Chestnut and Joseph Kershaw at Granby Village in 1765. Granby was an important river trading market (established long before Columbia) on the Congaree River. With the eventual growth of Columbia as the capital, Granby gradually declined as a community.

Six exhibit areas -- Trading Post Room, Saxe Gotha - Granby Room, Emily Geiger Room, Victorian Room, Cayce Room and Visitors Center -- emphasize periods of Indians, Colonial activity and trade, agricultural development and transportation in the area.

Location: 1800 12th Street Extension - Cayce, SC
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 2-5 p.m.
Telephone: (803) 796-9020
Small Admission charged

Lexington County Museum

The Lexington County Museum features on its site the oldest documented house in the town of Lexington. The Lawrence Corley Log House was built by a Revolutionary War soldier in 1772 and rests on part of Corley's original land grant. Other building and exhibits depict everyday life in Lexington County (formerly Saxe Gotha township) in the pre-Civil War era.

Location: US Highway 378 and Fox Street - Lexington, SC
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Telephone: (803) 359-8369
Admission:Adults $1; Children (under 12) $0.50

McKissick Museum

McKissick Museum, located on the historic Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina, was the University's main until 1976. Now, the Museum offers exhibitions of art, folk art, science and history. Permanent exhibits include: The Baruch Silver Collection, Fluorescent Minerals and Gemstones, and the Mineral Library.

Location:USC Horseshoe (Sumter Street)
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Telephone: (803) 777-7251
Free Admission!

Other Interesting Columbia Museums

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Art Museum * Fire Department Museum * State Museum *
Confederate Museum * Criminal Justice

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