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Edisto Island Museum

8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438
843.869.1954
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English first
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235 reviews 235 reviews
62 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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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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