Get Your Free 2020 Vacation Guide

Download your free guide or request a copy by mail below, and start planning your one-of-a-kind South Carolina adventure today.

Vacation Guide Cover
View Our Other Guides

Museums Offer 300 Years of Georgetown History

Perry Baker Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.
More from "Perry Baker"

Georgetown is a city with a long and interesting history and the local museums do a wonderful job of interpreting that past. Make time to take a guided tour of the city and visit these museums:

The Kaminski House Museum is preserved as an example of the Georgian style of architecture prevalent during the antebellum period. Built on a bluff overlooking the Sampit River, it is typical of the Lowcountry “single house” style of the mid-18th century. Docents will take you through the house and share intriguing tales of the city and important South Carolinians that are a part of the state's past.

The Rice Museum focuses on rice cultivation in the Carolina Colony. With five rivers flowing through the county to the sea, the area was ideal for the tidal-flow method of rice cultivation. Through a collection of dioramas, maps, paintings, artifacts and other exhibits, experience the history of rice cultivation in Georgetown County. Be sure to get up to the third floor to look at the Browns Ferry Vessel, built in the 1700s and sunk in approximately 1730. This is the oldest vessel of colonial manufacture on exhibit in America, predating by 50 years all vessels previously found.

Georgetown County Museum is a step back in time. This museum takes you through 300 years of American history as experienced by the citizens of Georgetown.

Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.