Chester Transportation Museum – Chester, South Carolina

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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

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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

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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

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Chester Transportation Museum Info

Address: 157 Wylie Street, Chester, SC 29706

Chester Transportation Museum Map

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