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Rice Museum

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Address: 633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
Phone Number: +1 843-546-7423
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 11:30 - 15:30
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Very dated but worth the time

Good history on the entire rice story of SC. Other interesting exhibits including Miss Ruby who taught at a local school and Joseph Rainey, the first person born into slavery to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Cornelia Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museum is by guided tour only. I was the only one on the tour this particular day, just me and the guide which doesn't suit me at all because I prefer to go at my own pace and linger over things that interest me. The guide was knowledgeable and did a great job but I'd much prefer a self... More 

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Georgetown, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We learned about the ferry at the FREE South Carolina Maritime Museum and decided to see it for ourselves. The surprise was the lesson this Yankee, former history teacher learned about rice as a cash crop. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions plus personalized it with her own family history. The movie was great, but I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Good history on the entire rice story of SC. Other interesting exhibits including Miss Ruby who taught at a local school and Joseph Rainey, the first person born into slavery to serve in the US congress. The Browns Ferry vessel is on display. This is the oldest vessel in the US on display. The bottom floor is a gift shop,... More 

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1 Thank Cornelia Z
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very interesting exhibits of Carolina Low Country History. We learned about the history of rice cultivation in the Georgetown area that made it the wealthiest county in the entire United States at one time. There are many artifacts and displays on rice cultivation as well as education and commerce in the area. The ledger books from Kaminski Hardware have to... More 

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Thank Jan H
Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My wife and I purchased many special items at this shop. So much to see and enjoy. Will come back again soon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Seems like a place to provide some education and make some $ for the owners Enjoyed the video. The displays were just ok. I guess I was just hoping for more. I did enjoy the boat on the third floor.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

As someone who loves history I was surprised to find that the plantations in SC were rice plantations. I had never heard it before. The visit to this museum was the beginning of our vacation. It made us curious about the plantations and the rich history of this area. We then re-planned how we would spend our time there. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

As a unrepentant history nerd, the rice museum was a must see. It did not disappoint . Very personal attention only me and my wife on the tour. The museum provides a glimpse into the old south and its rice and slave based economy. The highlight of the museum is a small ship from 1730 recovered in a local river.... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We visited Georgetown looking for sea grass baskets. While we were walking off lunch we ended up in the Rice Museum gallery. They had many interesting pieces and we purchased items that were unique. A figurine hand painted in Kenya, Gullah inspired seasoning and an educational board we had never seen. It is worthy of a visit if you are... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Wonderful museum with a separate store selling interesting and beautiful regional history, art, crafts, and jewelry. One of the few places selling chinaberry jewelry. A must-see for learning about historical Georgetown.

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