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Rice Museum

633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
+1 843-546-7423
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A Great Taste of Low Country Culture

The Rice Museum Shop is a delightful place to visit. The gift shop is filled with beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sissy B

This use to be the old police department. But it is amazing to go and see our culture. The old... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chrissy M
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633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
+1 843-546-7423
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rice Museum Shop is a delightful place to visit. The gift shop is filled with beautiful handmade items from hand painted scarves, art from local artist, wood working, etc. Currently there is an art exhibit by Esther Sharp which will run until the end...More

Thank Sissy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This use to be the old police department. But it is amazing to go and see our culture. The old town clock is amazing to see. It brings back memories that I love.

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A sanitised view of rice cultivation. This museum focuses upon the economic virtues of rice for a privileged class. The slave labor that built the system is barely acknowledged. The subject has great potential, the museum fails.

1  Thank Darren N
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A wonderful small museum that tells the history of rice cultivation in South Carolina. We were fortunate to have Zenobia as our guide, and we were treated to one of the highlights of out visit to this part of the world. If you are interested...More

Thank dave_b15
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Zenobia was knowledgeable and entertaining as a guide. Enjoyed our time with her, and loved the museum. The gift shop downstairs has some beautiful items as well.

Thank rkreipe
Reviewed 29 April 2017

When in Georgetown, you must stop by, take an hour or so, and see this museum. We learned so much about the area and the rice plantations of South Carolina. There are plenty of artifacts in the museum and a few surprising ones too.

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We made a spur of the moment visit to the rice museum on a cool overcast day and was very glad we did. Even if you aren't a history buff you owe it to yourself to learn about the growth and decline of rice plantations...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Whether you are very interested or just a little interested in the history of the rice days, you would benefit from this tour. There was a lot of history that was covered for this time period and why the rice industry eventually stopped production in...More

Thank sew_anne
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The museum store is small but carries a unique array of art, jewelry and more. You may not be "wowed" by this BUT I highly recommend taking the tour to learn about this history of the area and the rice plantations. If tour guide, Ms....More

Thank sdbrauer
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Interesting displays, but when you arrive you have to purchase the tickets in a gift shop on the first floor of the building, but this is not the building where you begin the tour. You are escorted to another building outside where you climb steps...More

Thank Leon H
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