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Aiken County Historical Museum

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Great find in Aiken

The museum has a lot of relevant history backdating the Civil War and up through the Winter Society... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Mckits
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Awesome

Great outing. Lots of history. You can't beat it for free. I learned a lot about Aiken. The... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Tt J
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433 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4844
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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 today

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 today

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

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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

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

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aikenmuseum, Manager at Aiken County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

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.

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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

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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.

Thank rialou116
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Seems more spacious than appears from the front. Many varied rooms and displays and local lore. HINT: If you will be doing a local tour, tour first; then, Museum second to get a more in-depth perspective on local events and stories.

Thank JAC P
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Touring the museum was recommended by the excellent front desk staff at the Willcox Inn. We were very impressed with the three floor collections.

Thank tigermb98
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The building itself is part of the attraction at this donation-based local museum. It is a lovely old house, and the way it was decorated for Christmas only enhanced its charm. I could see visiting at Christmastime becoming a regular part of our holiday experience....More

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Admission is free with donations at your discretion.
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