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Edisto Island Museum

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Address: 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438
Phone Number: +1 843-869-1954
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Great Museum for History Lovers

I was visiting Edisto Island for the first time - it is tucked between Charleston and Beaufort. I had learned about the Edisto Island Museum because the newly opened Smithsonian's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Hilton Head Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Edisto Island for the first time - it is tucked between Charleston and Beaufort. I had learned about the Edisto Island Museum because the newly opened Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has a slave cabin from Edisto Island on display in D.C. and there has been a lot of press about it. I... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This really was a highlight of our trip to Ediso. This was so well done and so intresting to see all the memorabilia, great history! For a small donation it is well worth it!

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Thank 100percentitalian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Good overview of the history of Edisto Island. Personnel were friendly. Plan on spending an hour or so unless you find it more interesting. A lot of material and information in small place.

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Thank Good6746
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

What a wonderful surprise this was! The curators have put together an engrossing collection that manages to be both informative and interesting. The scavenger hunt through the museum was a hit with my tween. The locally made arts in the gift shop were so varied that there was something for everyone. Definitely do not miss this stop when on the... More 

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Bluffton,SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

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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Laurens, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

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

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