National Bean Market Museum
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!"