We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Edisto Island Museum

8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438
843.869.1954
Website
Improve this listing
Type: Specialty Museums
4 visitor photos
Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    8
    10
    2
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barnwell, SC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheville,nc
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Small facility, but packed with some really cool artifacts from local plantations. Great trip for a couple of hours away from the beach. Price is right too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Edisto Island Museum also viewed

 
Edisto Island, Coastal South Carolina
Edisto Island, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Edisto Island Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Edisto Island Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing