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Edisto Island Museum

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Address: 8123 Chisolm Plantation Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-6618
Phone Number: 843.869.1954
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Off the path, but interesting local artifacts

We found this by accident on a day-trip. It was very interesting--the history was local, but it was typical of communities in the low country. Very pleasantly surprised by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jean G
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Bluffton,SC

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Bluffton,SC
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this by accident on a day-trip. It was very interesting--the history was local, but it was typical of communities in the low country. Very pleasantly surprised by the museum, and may go back again.

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Thank Jean G
Laurens, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the experience at the Edisto Museum. The museum has a great collection of items from the past. I am interested in the old plantation houses on Edisto and their families. The museum has a plethora of materials relating to those houses and families. The gift shop has a good selection of books... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Plan about an hour for a quick walk through or figure on a bit longer if you are inclined to take in the numerous stories tied to amazing artifacts. I found myself lingering over the photos which took me back to a different era - both on Edisto Island and in our nation. Having just finished reading Solomon Northup's "Twelve... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Its a cute museum small but well stocked with interesting items. My daughter liked the coloring room. Rainy day good spot to check out maybe 30-45 minutes and you are good to go!!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Although the museum is very small there is lots of information inside. Kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt inside and learned a lot of history. Definitely a place you should see while on Edisto. There is an admission charge but it's very cheap and well worth it.

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great museum nestled in charming setting. You will discover stories about people, lifestyles, and events that shaped Edisto Island.

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Thank AGA01892
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I were pleasantly surprised that the museum was much larger inside than it appears outside; filled with local artifacts from former plantations. Take your time here and learn the history of this charming island. They have a nice gift shop, too!

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2 Thank kbofsrq
Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Limited hours during certain days of the week when they are open sign posted to tell of those days and times. people working there are very informative.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Was a lot of stuff in a small space. If you like to see local history, this is a must. Senior discount available. Admission to get into the museum.

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Catlett, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

This small museum was packed with info of the local area , very surprised by the things I learned will here for about an hour & a half . Only 5.00 for adults , 4:00 for seniors , a bargain for a piece of history , Enjoy

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