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Edisto Island Museum

8123 Chisolm Plantation Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-6618
+1 843-869-1954
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A lot of fun.

Wonderful staff, very friendly. Our homeschooled kids loved the treasure hunt. Small but lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lespandra
,
Indiana
Well Done with Fantastic Gift Shop

The museum does a wonderful job documenting and explaining the island's history. Slavery is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
esammarie
,
Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Average4%
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“civil war” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (9 reviews)
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8123 Chisolm Plantation Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-6618
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+1 843-869-1954
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"civil war"
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"gift shop"
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"scavenger hunt"
in 4 reviews
"cotton industry"
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"plantation life"
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"historical items"
in 3 reviews
"original slave"
in 2 reviews
"excellent collection"
in 2 reviews
"local art"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"slaves"
in 11 reviews
"books"
in 9 reviews
"display"
in 10 reviews
"history"
in 36 reviews
"docent"
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"cabin"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful staff, very friendly. Our homeschooled kids loved the treasure hunt. Small but lots of information. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Lespandra
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum does a wonderful job documenting and explaining the island's history. Slavery is presented for what it was: large-scale horror and systematic human rights violations that can't be whitewashed. I really appreciate the honesty and the refusal to celebrate the riches of the island...More

1  Thank esammarie
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willienelson1, Manager at Edisto Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words about our museum. I am so glad you found your visit worthwhile. We try very hard to present a full and balanced view of our history, from all angles.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The museum is small and you could easily miss it. It features many historical photos of the people and settlements on Edisto Island. The focus is on plantation life prior to and after the civil war. The gift shop has unique items for sale.

1  Thank MPS333
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Worth the visit. Very well laid out and the curator was fantastic with her knowledge of the area. A well presented history with interesting artifacts

Thank travelerLittleTownSc
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This is great place to visit to see and support this organization. They have a tour y W army the second sat in Oct that is very popular. It sales out every year. Best way to get tickets is to join.

Thank sandivinton
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming to Edisto for over 10 years and this was the first time we went to the museum. The gift shop is lovely and I bought lots items. The history relics are fantastic.

1  Thank BeachGirl0214
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Small but very well done museum. Will take at least 2 hours if you like to read - so don't just blow it off. Did not realize there was more than one kind of cotton. Special children's area. Adding to their collection all the time....More

Thank 738billq
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Do not leave without stopping by... We came to Edisto not sure what to find, but left so enriched. We left with cookbook, and history book. great little museum.

Thank Fredman55
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have to confess, I lived on the island 10 years before visiting the museum. What a mistake! I now volunteer as a docent a few hours a month. People are always surprised at how long they stay.

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Edisto Island History Museum is full of so many items from the area. It was our second visit, and it was as interesting the second time as the first. Edisto Island is so full of history, and this museum reflects that. We took our...More

1  Thank alleynep2016
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Response from willienelson1 | Property representative |
The entrance fee for adults is $5, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. Children 10 and under are admitted for free. We hope you will come visit us soon.
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