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“What a surprise!”

Aiken County Historical Museum
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Aiken
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stopped here on a recommendation from the Aiken Vistor center thinking we would spend an hour or so. Well guess what...there is enough here to keep you busy for a day and it is free! It is a combination of the original 3500 sq. ft. house and a 14,000 sq. ft. addition. It has an unbelieveable collection of artifacts and displays ranging from Presidential Elections, to Kitchen goods of the past, to furnitire and organs, to Women in history, to Circus, to Golf, Horses, Baseball, to a fire apparatus museum, restored drug store, to incredible Military museum, to....need I go on? The docents are friendly and informative. This is an absolute don't miss. There is so much that I would probably break it in to 2 shorter visits.

Thank MBNick
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

A great history of the city of Aiken, as well as Aiken County. I have taken many visitors here as a must vist to learn about the History of this precious town . Great little giftshop!

Thank grenadier
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Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

The museum known as Banksia is a welcoming place for both adults and children

Thank LindaSL
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

The treasure hunt/geocache is entertaining & enlightening. the kids' section upstairs was one of my daughters' favorite places to curl up with a good book when she was in elementary school. I've been to several private functions and they are nicely done!

Thank Must_Love_Chocolate
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Fairly new curator has done a incredible job - taking an historic home with little in it to a fascinating museum for all ages

Thank Patricia C
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