The Lexington County Museum will hold its annual Civil War Encampment and Candlelight Tour on Saturday, January 27th. The encampment will last from 10 am to 4 pm and is free to the public.

This living history event will show how soldiers from Lexington lived during the last few years of the Civil War as well as what life was like for Union soldiers that came through Lexington. Living historians will participate in drill demonstrations and show what camp life was like. This will be a great opportunity for adults and children to come and learn about the daily life of the average soldier, including the weapons they used, their uniforms, and what they ate.

The museum will be open for tours that day as well. The museum will also be holding a candlelight tour the evening of Saturday, January 27. This event will feature scenes from the Civil War and will start at 7 pm and 8 pm. Tickets for the candlelight tour are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

For more information about these events, call the museum at 803-359-8369.