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“Worth the stop”

Edisto Island Museum
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Plenty of great Edisto history. I would recommend stopping in when you're on the island.
We especially liked the original slave shack, its twin is in the Smithsonian.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Nice gift shop. Enough artifacts, photos, etc. relating to the founding families of Edisto to explain how the area was tamed and turned into a major cotton producing area. One room contains items related to the Civil War, another to the thousands of slaves who worked the land and made their masters wealthy.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and small well done museum. It even has an authentic room of a slave cabin. One room out of two shows just how much space they had to live in. The history of the island and cotton industry was educational. The display of the importance and interaction during the Civil War was more than expected. The gift shop was full of literature and some local art, cookbooks and jewelry items. It also had a children's section of books and other fun things. Nice way to spend a couple of hours and learn about the island.

1  Thank BSDWG
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

This museum reflects life in the low country. It seems to have the stuff they needed to be good. I was really impressed. They have a great selection in the gift area from local artists who are very high quality. We might not have stopped if we were not on a tour as it is open only 3 afternoons a week.

Thank John D
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willienelson1, Manager at Edisto Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

We are now open five days a week - Tuesdays through Saturdays. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This museum gives a good overview of the history of the island. We especially found the information on the Gullah culture and it's influence on this area to be interesting. It is small and takes only about a half hour to go through, but is worth the stop if you are in the area.

1  Thank Jim B
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