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Chester Transportation Museum — Chester, South Carolina

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Chester Transportation Museum

A former railroad depot in Chester houses the Chester Transportation Museum. The depot was constructed in 1888 and served as a stop along the Seaboard Airline Railroad. The Seaboard Line connected the South Carolina Piedmont with the freight industry.

Chester County Transportation Museum

Randall Magee of Sumter, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Prior to the 1850s, the upper part of South Carolina was exempt from the prosperity the rest the state enjoyed. Once freight lines were established there, the upstate’s textile industry flourished.

Chester County Transportation Museum Sign

Randall Magee of Sumter, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Chester Transportation Museum features a railroad track that is still in use. It also displays early automobiles – including a 1916 Ford Model T – antique bicycles, buggies, and more. The museum is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Chester Transportation Museum

Randall Magee of Sumter, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Chester Transportation Museum Info

Address: 157 Wylie Street, Chester, SC 29706
GPS Coordinates: 34.709453,-81.216168

Chester Transportation Museum Map

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2 Comments about Chester Transportation Museum

Keith Tucker says:
March 15th, 2017 at 3:28 pm

As Mr. Walker, below, said…what are your hours on Saturdays? We will just be this week end in Chester and enjoy transportation museums. Thank you.

Ken Walker says:
June 9th, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Please post your hours! We visited recently, and want to bring family back to see everything. Great piece of history!


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