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Enjoyed learning more about the area here in Edisto Beach. The exhibit talks about the European settlers in this area as well as the slave presence and the contributions they made to the families who lived here. Also learned about the Civil War and the...More
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 29 January 2019
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.
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
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
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
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
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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.
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.