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“Interesting history of SC rice production”
Review of Rice Museum

Rice Museum
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Georgetown
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend an hour while in Georgetown! Our tour guide, Zenobia, was knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting history about the region and how rice became a Low Country staple.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a great local museum this town can be proud of. Detailed displays, beautiful architecture in the buildings and loved seeing the remnants of boat that was found close by. Our guide Phil did outstanding job of explaining the rice production and lives of those living on the rice plantations, answering our questions and was very welcoming. Really liked the gallery and gift shop too. Would recommend this museum to travelers like us and locals, thank you, great job to all involved there!

Thank LaRee H
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Wally, our guide, did a very good job telling the story of Georgetown as the rice capital of the world, and about the historically significant ship that is on the third floor. The dioramas in the clock tower building are a little tired looking and that display got very congested with the size of our tour group. Worth the admission price.

Thank StigJim
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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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