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Rice Museum

633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
+1 843-546-7423
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Visiting Georgetown for first time

Georgetown is a small town full of history. Once the largest rice and indigo exporter in the... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Eric B
,
Nashville, North Carolina
via mobile
Our docent, Wally, was outstanding.

I'm not sure how interesting this tour would be without Wally, but he certainly made it interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Pat D
,
Chapel Hill
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633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
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+1 843-546-7423
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Georgetown is a small town full of history. Once the largest rice and indigo exporter in the colony. The cost of $7 per adult for a short guided tour is a bit pricey. You can do the whole museum under an hour. The recovered ship...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

I'm not sure how interesting this tour would be without Wally, but he certainly made it interesting for our group. The tour lasts about an hour or so and includes a nice video. It also includes some time on your own in a small museum...More

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

One hour guided tour very educational. 3 generations and we all enjoyed it and learned something. Would liked to hav had a little more time to look at som of the exhibits

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Our docent was very interesting but most of what she had to say was repeated in the video. I knew very little about the rice industry in South Carolina so it was informative but the displays are a bit tied.

Thank Francie C
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Tour person was very knowledgeable; great experience, great gift shop. Conveniently located in the center of town.

Thank PBrock2017
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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.

Thank WilkS71
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Reviewed 21 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...More

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...More

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...More

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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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