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Aiken County Historical Museum

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A small town museum with big town aspirations! All local exhibits that really make you understand... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
COSSN686
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Excellent, free local museum

Just moved to Aiken and went on a Sunday. Docents were very friendly and helpful. Very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mysticalfoodie
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“civil war”(14 reviews)
“local history”(11 reviews)
“winter colony”(15 reviews)
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433 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4844
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small town museum with big town aspirations! All local exhibits that really make you understand the unusual history of AIken county from it’s inception to today. You can spend an hour to a full day and still be enthralled.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just moved to Aiken and went on a Sunday. Docents were very friendly and helpful. Very beautiful winter colony home with interesting exhibits. Lot to see. Allow several hours or come back. We plan to.

Thank mysticalfoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a magnificent house, this must have been. Lots of local and regional history. Aiken was obviously at one point, the Newport of the South. Why Fred Astaire used to dance down their Post office stairs. The Hope Diamond belonged to a local eccentric....More

Thank jbtraveller2000
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The museum has a lot of relevant history backdating the Civil War and up through the Winter Society that put Aiken and horse racing on the map in the early to mid 1900s. Well worth a few hours wondering around from room to room. BTW...More

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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you so much for coming to see us and for your wonderful words! We are so glad you were able to join us on a Saturday and meet the Governor himself, Wade Hampton! Please come back and visit again soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Great outing. Lots of history. You can't beat it for free. I learned a lot about Aiken. The circus room is a little scary.

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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks for visiting us! If you think the circus exhibit is scary now, you should have seen it when the life-size clown was on display... :)

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Just visited this museum and was quite impressed. I spent about 2.5 hours and barely made it through the incredible 17,500 square foot house. I ran out of time and was not able to walk around the grounds, but they look really well maintained. The...More

Thank Timothy S
aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks for coming, Timothy! We're so glad you visited with us and that you enjoyed your trip. There is so much to see here at Banksia, we always recommend a map and a free afternoon. Hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2018

we were warmly greeted by John, who gave us a wealth of info throughout our visit. This is an incredible museum which seemed to go on and on........ it is enormous and filled with great exhibits and well thought out information - what a great...More

Thank mlr425
aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you so much!! John is one of our best, and we are so glad you were able to meet him. Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lots of local history and a great display of miniature circus. Many interesting artifacts from the war.

Thank woody1945
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Aiken County Historical Museum has so many things to see that my grandklids have asked to be taken to the museum three times. It is amazing what all there is in the museum. You were thinking that you must be in a big city...More

Thank PBM760
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This museum was very interesting. The basement was filled with nostalgic items which my husband an I enjoyed very much. Old fashioned soda fountain and drug store.

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