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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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Exploring the History

We have visited the Island on several occasions but this was our first visit to the museum, we were not disappointed. The building looks small from the outside but is filled with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Island on several occasions but this was our first visit to the museum, we were not disappointed. The building looks small from the outside but is filled with artifacts that open up a look into the past of Edisto Island. Ther is also a museum scavenger hunt that that visitors could participate in which challenged our... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Native Americans, Spanish priest, English settlers and Africans have all enjoyed the magic of Edisto island, climate, natural resources, and beaches. Museum was renovated in 2014. Portions of slave cabin from local plantation. Artifacts include include period toys, furniture, folk art, civil war. One item is a partners desk so that two people could work at the same desk. Old... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A passion project for the community. So many interesting things to see. Donated from local families. And the gift shop is also nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Driving up to the building it looked so small I couldn't imagine there would be much to look at, wrong. Don't let the small size fool you there is a lot of history to see and the building is deceiving large inside

Thank Skip1949
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We were staying on Edisto Island and wanted to get an idea of the history. It was a very informative hour and a half. We all enjoyed the visit and would recommended it to third who like local history.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was a beautiful nature walk, great information about the island and the early settlers. The gift shop was well maintained and had a variety of things to purchase for young and old alike.

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Edisto island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Hey you with military ID, be sure to ask for discount. $4.00 for adult with ID. It is not advertised.

Thank donna w
Roswell NM
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112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This gem is tiny, but packed with lots of information. These people are proud of their heritage. The area has many rich stories to share. We stopped in as part of a history tour offered by Gayle of Wyndham Activities. After learning about the cotton industry, the slave culture and traditions, the plantation activities, the museum provided pictures to go... More 

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South Point, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I stopped by to visit and was very impressed with the display of local history. The slave cabin was very impressive and Calhoun's death bed, too. You really need to visit to discover the history of Edisto.

Thank rgpcpa
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

This museum was a wonderful little place packed full of the history of Edisto Island. Also has a small gift shop filled with local handcrafted items…from toys to jewelry to books by local authors. Would definitely recommend spending at least an hour or two exploring all this museum has to offer.

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