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Great little musuem

Enjoyed learning more about the area here in Edisto Beach. The exhibit talks about the European... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
barbarabL5532ZB
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Jim B
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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 enjoyed the Edisto Island Museum which has very interesting and detailed displays and exhibits relating to the Civil War and many other events and families which have shaped the history there. Nice gift shop too!

Date of experience: October 2016
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