National Bean Market Museum.

National Bean Market Museum

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Lake City, South Carolina

Housed in what was once the Largest String Bean Auction Market in the World, the red brick National Bean Market Museum celebrates the role played by mass bean auctions in shielding Lake City from the worst effects of the Great Depression. Inside, see the auctioneer's big bell and "The Golden Bean Basket," symbolizing the economic bounty brought by beans to this foresighted farming town. "It's sale time, boys, let's line 'em up!"

National Bean Market Museum

Address:
111 Henry St., Lake City, SC
Directions:
I-95 exit 146. Drive east on Lynches River Rd, which soon merges with Hwy 403. Drive 18 miles to Lake City. When you get into downtown, cross the railroad tracks and immediately turn right onto Acline St. Drive south one block, then turn left onto Henry St. The museum will be on the right.
Hours:
M,W 8 am - 6 pm; Tu,Th,F 8 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
843-374-1500
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