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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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Gripping photos and other-worldly glimpse into the plantation era

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric W
Arlington, Virginia

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Eric W
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!

Thank Joe M
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank munchkinmin
Easton, Maryland
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank AGA01892
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank kbofsrq
Easley, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank dixiedog2015
Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank Tami N
Catlett, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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

1 Thank cmecamp
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

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 

2 Thank Gwendolyn970
Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 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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