Edisto Island Museum

Edisto Museum in Edisto Beach, SC

The Edisto Museum is a must see when visiting Edisto Island. The doors to the museum opened in 1991 by a group of Edisto Island residents who were committed to preserving and exhibiting the history of the island. Over time, the museum continued to gather artifacts and collections. Today, the Edisto Museum in conjunction with the Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society and other preservation groups have worked to preserve artifacts, structures, and cemeteries on the island.

With a visit to the museum, patrons learn the history of the island from its earliest days when it is was home to the Edistow Indians to the days when the Spanish came to the opulence of the plantation era to the Civil War and beyond.


Every year, the Edisto Museum offers the Edisto and Beyond Tour. This tour takes place each October and allows access to sites that are rarely open to the public. This self-guided driving tours highlights the Bailey House, Hutchinson House, Presbyterian Manse, Seaside Plantation, Sunny Side Plantation, Old First Baptist Church, Zion Church, Trinity Church, and the Presbyterian Church on the island.

Address, Hours, Season & Contact Info

The museum is located at 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438. Contact the museum by calling 843-869-1954 or email shop@edistomuseum.org. [Include the hours, season, address and contact info (email and phone).

The museum is open Jan – Feb from 1 to 4pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and from noon to 5pm Tuesday-Saturday from March to October, and from 11 to 4pm Tuesday-Saturday in November and December.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for students. Children ages 10 and under nter for free.