A Piece of History

NMAAHC Receives Piece of Sea Island History With Slave Cabin Acquisition

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The first Africans came to Edisto Island in about 1684 and were a key element in establishing the island’s planter class, many of whom amassed huge fortunes. Once freed, many former slaves remained on the island and continued to Edisto’s rich cultural heritage.

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English Settlers

Paul Grimball was the first English settler, arriving on Edisto in 1683. The tabby ruins of the Grimball House are still in existence.

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The Spanish

A Spanish Catholic mission was established to convert the Edisto Indians in 1569, but was abandoned in defeat in 1570.

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Visit the Gift Shop

Before you leave the museum, spend some time in our gift shop. we have a special section of books, games and toys for children as well as adults. We also feature a wide selection of one-of-a-kind, hand-made crafts from local artisans, including jewelry, pottery, wood carvings and paintings. And, because we're a non-profit organization, there's no sales tax so you save money while supporting a worthy cause. we hope to see you soon!

Contact Us

Address: 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road
Edisto Island, SC 29438

Phone: 843.869.1954
Fax: 843.869.2754
email: shop@edistomuseum.org