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Edisto Island Museum

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Address: 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438
Phone Number: 843.869.1954
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A great look at Edisto history

I had visited this museum a couple of years ago with a tour but was on a time schedule and missed a lot. On a recent visit I decided to go there on my own and I was right I did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Champion Pa.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had visited this museum a couple of years ago with a tour but was on a time schedule and missed a lot. On a recent visit I decided to go there on my own and I was right I did miss a lot. With this visit a was able to take my name and really get a lot of... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I do actually recommend this place. We went there on a rainy day, it was a good education ... what was there and what was not. I highly commend the volunteers who keep this little museum going. It has much larger cultural significance than just a tiny museum in a tiny town. However, I have never visited a museum or... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After visiting many small local museums, we found this one to be refreshing. Good lighting, clean and organized with some really significant artifacts highlighted the visit. Very nice staff, helpful, with a great little gift shop.

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62 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This museum has a nice collection of local memorabilia and helps you understand the evolution of Edisto Island. It's worth a visit. Do take the time to find out the hours of operation since it is not open all the time. Also, bring cash. I don't think they accept debit cards.

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My friends and I were immersed in the local culture in this well done smallish museum. The enslaved peoples display was excellent and we learned so much there. Great photos and belongings of people who lived in Edisto in the 18 and 1900s. Highly recommend to anyone wishing to learn who lived there and about the culture.

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McCormick, SC
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258 reviews 258 reviews
32 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Although not a large museum (nothing on Edisto is large) this is an extremely well done museum. I had no idea Edisto had the history it has. For seniors the charge is $4. Nice gift shop on premises.

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Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This museum may not look impressive on the outside but don't be fooled. There is a wealth of island history presented here. It's well worth a visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On arriving at the museum I really didn't expect much. It's a very small museum that doubles as a gift shop, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the museum. It has something for everyone--the history nerds, the scientists, the military lover, even the kids. In addition to having some very impressive collections of items (including the bed... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I enjoyed the museum. There were some very interesting exhibits and good signage. However, it would have been nice to have had a docent available to answer questions. I know that a small museum has a limited budget but, it I missed that.

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DeLand, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You might think there's not much to see here based on the size of the building, but you'd be wrong. It's almost overwhelming how much they have in there. You can easily spend at least an hour checking everything out. There is a lot of history about the island and it was very interesting.

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