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“Nice small museum with great historical info about growing rice in South Carolina”
Review of Rice Museum

Rice Museum
Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Georgetown
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stopped in Georgetown recently to visit the small town and stop in to visit the Rice Museum. This is a small museum that documents the growing of rice in this part of South Carolina. Few outsiders are aware that rice was the dominant cash crop in the 18th and 19th centuries in South Carolina. This part of the country was good for growing rice because of the availability of fresh water from rivers and the ability to flood field due to the rise and fall of the river because of tidal action backing up the rivers. Further, the availability of slave labor as critical. Some land owners had 500 to 1000 slaves working their rice fields. The museum provides great information about this crop in South Carolina.

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Good place to spend an afternoon (especially if it's raining) if you enjoy local American history. Some cool artifacts on display.

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We received a personel tour of the rice museum - an history of the rice growing in Georgetown County. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. My heart went out to all the African American that lost their lives while working in the rice fields. It was a dangerous undertaking. The small ship that was reconstructed in the other building was very interesting also.

Thank Barbara F
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We stopped in Georgetown during our Myrtle Beach vacation b/c Charleston had recently been flooded and we like to sight see. We googled things to do in Georgetown and the Rice Museum came up. We bought our tickets and looked around the first floor of what had been a hardware store waiting for the next tour. We didn't find anything particularly interesting. There were displays of videos playing and some older period pieces. We went to the next floor and the main attractions was the skeleton of a boat. I did guess what the mystery artifact was. Lol. But then we went to a clock tower and viewed some Dioramas of rice production and how it was shipped around the world. I wasn't overly impressed. :(

Thank JLV1060
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was an interesting museum lot of history about Georgetown, rice and indigo. Well worth the time.

Thank Kat3Oh
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