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Edisto Island Museum

8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438
843.869.1954
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DeLand, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I absolutely adored this museum; in fact, both my mother and I agreed that we found it more appealing than the Charleston Museum! As I was visiting to complete research for historical fiction, I found the exhibits and displays priceless. You'll see Civil War artifacts ranging from recovered minie balls and canteens to pistols and daguerreotypes. Perhaps most fascinating: the... More

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Covington, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Packed with a ton of local historical information. As a Plantation-hopper I wanted to see every plantation on the island yet not all of them are open to the public. This small museum gives great information on each local plantation, it's owners, pics, etc. The museum also features the first black school for freed slaves, a slaves' quarters that is... More

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katcove
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Hadnt been back since i was about twelve but decided to take my two and twelve year old and thankfully my sis to the museum they have a impressive collection and have done major upgrades my sis kept little one occupied thankfully b/c this isnt toddler friendly but the 12 year old and the adults really enjoyed it and the... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family really enjoyed this museum. Although quite small this museum is well laid out and has a number of very interesting exhibits. The relocated actual slave cabin was fascinating and troubling. There were some historical items significant enough that I wondered how this little museum got them, Vice President Calhouns bed for example There were also quite a few... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A small museum. Very interesting. Self guided no interpretation. Definitely a positive experience. Very nice people who work there

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Asheville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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