The Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society operates the Edisto Island Museum which interprets the history and natural history of Edisto Island, a largely underdeveloped South Carolina sea island.

Collections include photos of late nineteenth and twentieth century Edisto, sweetgrass baskets, Edgefield potter and domestic and agricultural implements. The Society also sponsors an annual tour, “Edisto & Beyond”, on the second Saturday in October.

Edisto Island is treasured for its natural beauty, its beaches and creeks, its wildlife and its laid-back, easy way of life.

But, it is also treasured for its rich history that includes Native Americans, Spanish pirates, English settlers, wealthy cotton planters, enslaved African-Americans and many who made their living off of the bounty of the ocean and creeks.

To truly experience all that makes Edisto so special, be sure to include a visit to the Edisto Island Museum to learn more about our fascinating history.