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Edisto Island Museum

8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438
843.869.1954
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Edisto Island
Type: Specialty Museums
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Asheville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is really well done. The small fee is worth it to give your a context for the island and supporting the organization. It'll take you an hour or so to enjoy it. It's got a good selection of books and local art in the gift shop, as well. My kids got bored and played football outside (and weren't eaten... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped kind of just to stop. It was so small we were surprised at the $5 charge, but it was completely worth it. From the local history to the death bed of a Vice President, we spent a nice 45 minute break from the day strolling through the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a small but neat museum. Lots of information on the history of Edisto Island and provides a glimpse of life on the island in the years past.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The museum provided a great history of the island. It was interesting to learn about life on the island before tourists! I'd don't think that small children would be entertained here as you need to read each of the exhibits. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Savannah, Georgia
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great history. Admission is about $4 for adults and reduced rates for seniors and children. They offer interesting history of the island and a lovely gift shop. Locate before you reach Edisto Beach. Hours vary by days of the week.

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Barnwell, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Quite a nice little display, well worth the minimal fee, and a great gift shop with very friendly staff.

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Asheville,nc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We visited the museum to see the Gullah life and language exhibit, but it had been downgraded to a few photos and no more recordings of the spoken language, or details about slavery on the plantations. Instead, there seems to be an emphasis on the furnishing of the plantation homes. YAWN.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We loved our visit to the Edisto Island Museum! An incredible trip through the history of the Island and its people. Such a bargain for the price! We will definitely visit there again when returning to Edisto. Don't miss it if you visit Edisto!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This little museum is chock full of the interesting history of Edisto Island, once the home of large plantations growing indigo and cotton and rice and corn. Excellent help, lots of books about the area, good displays and photos of the former plantation houses and residents of the island.

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here to get out of mid-day sun. Interesting museum of island history. The kids especially enjoyed the diorama.

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