P.O.Box 393, 2349 Hwy 174, Edisto Island South Carolina 29438
A barrier island roughly halfway between Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina, the island was purchased from the Edistow Indians by the Lords Proprietors in 1674 in consideration of "Valuable Cloth, Hatchettes, Brads and other Goods and Manufactures." The Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society is a non-profit organization chartered by the State of South Carolina which exists to preserve and exhibit the history of Edisto Island. The Edisto Island Museum is the Society's home.
The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The museum is located on Chisolm Plantation Road at the entrance to Middleton Retreat just off US Highway 174. During the summer months of June through August the museum is also open on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. There is a gift shop available for guests.
Other History nearby:
(Charleston) Avery Research Center
(Beaufort) Beaufort Museum
(Charleston) Best Friend Museum and Shop
(Walterboro) Bonnie Doone Plantation
(Charleston) Boone Hall
(Ehrhardt) Broxton Bridge Plantation's Breastworks
05/17 Coming to The Edisto Island area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Seafoodfest on the River Savannah GA May3-5 There is something for everyone as the price points and medium are wonderfully varied. Also make sure you check out the hot new stuff up and down River Street in over one hundred shops, restaurants and pubs!
Glennville Sweet Onion Festival Glennville GA May11 Glennville's biggest annual event, the Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, has hosted over 35 years of events, and sunny skies have just about shone upon every one. The festive day on the second Saturday of each May celebrates the harvesting of the famous Vidalia sweet onion crop.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
Effingham Oktoberfest Effingham GA September27-28 The Effingham Oktoberfest is supported and organized by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The Festival is free and open to the public and parking shuttles run continuously.