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Packed a punch in this Museum

When you visit Edisto Island, this lil Museum needs to be on your "must do" list. VERY impressed... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Jon S
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Gray, Georgia
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Reflects Local History

Wonderful, well curated meseum. Small enough to work through in an hour if you wish and content... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2018
marytQ3603XE
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Wisconsin, USA
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8123 Chisolm Plantation Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-6618
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

When you visit Edisto Island, this lil Museum needs to be on your "must do" list. VERY impressed with this jewel of a Museum. They also have a small gift shop and you can even do a scavenger hunt inside. Really cool place,,!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jon S
willienelson1, Manager at Edisto Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit. We've just reopened after a two-week renovation project, so do come back and see our new and improved look.

Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Wonderful, well curated meseum. Small enough to work through in an hour if you wish and content rich enough to spend much more time if you have it. The gift shop is stocked with local craft and items related to the beach. There are a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank marytQ3603XE
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very interesting stop. Wonderful history of island with wonderful artifacts. Scavenger hunt within museum was fun and staff very informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RhondaM452
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Very easy to find and close to the main road. We learned SO much about the island and its history in a very short visit, but wish we had time to stay longer! A few words about their awesome gift shop. What a surprise! They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ForestBeach
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Location is small and a little off the main route, so it would be easy to miss/overlook. However, for being a smaller place, the museum's collection of Edisto history is fairly comprehensive and complete. The museum layout has you travel through various rooms, and each...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dr_Xaos
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lespandra
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank esammarie
willienelson1, Manager at Edisto Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

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.

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank MPS333
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank travelerLittleTownSc
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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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