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Aiken County Historical Museum

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Address: 433 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4844
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+1 803-642-2015
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Mom loved the annual quilt show

Mom loved the annual quilt show. While she looked at every quilt detail, we explored the military history downstairs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
Sean B
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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My sister and I recently attended a large quilt exhibit at the Aiken County Historical Museum. This exhibit was large and well worth the visit. I was excited because the building is grand and enticing and was looking forward to seeing its interior. While we were warmly greeted by the staff, I have to say the building has been pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Mom loved the annual quilt show. While she looked at every quilt detail, we explored the military history downstairs.

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Thank Sean B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

THis is a very large museum, much larger when you get inside than you would think. I believe it has 32 rooms and tons of fascinating information on the history of the area. There was a quilt show when we went andi it added a lot to our experience. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Jean J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Every time I visit the museum I feel like I am going through my grandma's walk-in attic. I discover a few new tidbits about Aiken and the vicinity amongst all the different collections. If you bring children, you could search for "treasure" on a rainy day. The grounds are also fun to walk with the cabin at the bottom of... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a beautiful mansion that has been turned into a museum with lots of history of Aiken and Aiken County. It is very informative for new residents of Aiken.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very nice people volunteer at the Museum and are very knowledgeable about the house and the area .Displays from the civil war to building the Savannah River Site,plus famous people that have lived and played in Aiken.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Museum caters to large and small groups. History of Aiken re interesting. Nice displays and lectures

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My husband and I attended a book signing of "Beyond Boundary", a wonderful novel by Bon Bozeman, our own Aiken resident. The library was a perfect setting for the author to speak about the history of post slavery Aiken, and the challenges his main character takes on and heroically overcomes. After the delightful lecture we leisurely browsed around the building... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Aiken County Historical Museum is like a cool step back in time. The Museum operates on donations. You can do your own self-guided tour and stroll through yester-year at your own pace or you can join a guided tour by a very knowledgeable volunteer who loves the museum like a grandpa who always has a lollipop in his pocket... More 

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We visited this museum to obtain the history of the Civil War and the history of South Carolina since the war. The museum is an original plantation type home with numerous artifacts of life in Aiken County, SC. The entrance has no fee, but you may volunteer donations/tips in the jar on you way out to maintain the museum. Takes... More 

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