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Aiken County Historical Museum

433 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4844
+1 803-642-2015
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Local & South Carolina History

I visit the museum at least once a year just to review the displays. I learn something new every... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
patcal4
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Great Home Full of History

We have been to this museum twice over the past year and enjoyed both visits. Our kids, ages 9 and... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Chamoale
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“winter colony” (14 reviews)
“civil war” (12 reviews)
“local history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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433 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4844
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I visit the museum at least once a year just to review the displays. I learn something new every time. If you have an interest in southern history, Aiken and Aiken County history or South Carolina history you are likely to find the pictures and...More

Thank patcal4
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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thanks for joining us! We're glad you enjoyed your trip, though you should come see us again...we've just turned the gift shop over to Christmas!

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We have been to this museum twice over the past year and enjoyed both visits. Our kids, ages 9 and 11, also really liked the museum. There is so much to see and the house is very large. We especially liked viewing the schoolhouse and...More

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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thanks for coming in! We're so glad you visited, and will pass along the kind words to David. I know he will be appreciative. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Who knew such a piece of history was accessible. This place is packed with Aiken History. Definitely a must see.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had visitors in town who wanted to see some history, so we decided to check this place out. We were not disappointed. If you like history, this is the place for you. The house itself is gorgeous. There was a civil war reenacter on...More

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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

So glad you joined us! And we definitely get our exercise in just by walking from our offices to the front desk! Hope you come back and see us again soon. Check out our special Banksia Tour that is every 4th Tuesday at 1pm. You...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you are a history buff, you will enjoy this museum. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. I hate that I don't remember his name, but a gentleman who does civil war reenactments was there and he is so knowledgably and wonderful story teller!...More

Thank Kim B
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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for stopping in! We are so glad you enjoyed it, and we will certainly pass along your thoughts to our Civil War general, Wade Hampton! (Otherwise known as Eddie Rodgers.) Hope you visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a wonderful little museum that encapsulates the wonderful history of the "Winter Colony in Aiken". Some really interesting exhibits. The grounds are also worth a visit. However there seems to be no rhyme or reason here because there are some wonderful areas and...More

Thank Patricia L
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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for stopping by, Patricia! We are working with our local government to improve the areas on the grounds and hope that we're in tip top shape for your next visit!!

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this well done museum. We have been to many "local" museums in the U>S> and other countries and this one is one of the best. It covers many several topics: history of the home's owners, history of the Savannah River Site, locals...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Located in the former estate of Richard Howe called "Banksia," the museum is well worth a visit for anyone who enjoys history with a Southern twist. Banksia itself is a marvel to behold. Most of the home is open to visitors for a self guided...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is a challenging local museum to visit. If you took the time to read every display, you would be here all day. The artifacts go on and on and on through rooms that never seem to end. I moved quickly through and tried to...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Great museum enjoyed it very much. Took a small homeschool group and the kids loved the little play area upstairs. Will definitely be back.

Thank Jennifer T
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