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Rice Museum

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Address: 633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
Phone Number:
+1 843-546-7423
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 11:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Very dated but worth the time

Good history on the entire rice story of SC. Other interesting exhibits including Miss Ruby who taught at a local school and Joseph Rainey, the first person born into slavery to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Cornelia Z
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The people are so friendly, and they have so many different things for you to see at the Museum. The pictures are so colorful and never a lost for words. Great for the family, and the town is very cozy small town. Last but not least, you'll leave as an expert on rice know most of all the uses for... More 

Thank Dr Edward D
Charleston, South Carolina
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum. It tells you the story of the rice culture of the Lowcountry. At one time Georgetown was one of the largest growers of rice. Interesting artifacts!!

Thank AFMG11
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour guide was very knowledgable about the Georgetown area and the rice plantations. Store had a lot of unique items. Worth the visit

Thank Ginny C
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my hometown and despite being educated here this detailed history of the area was neglected. I was delighted to see how rice and indigo were the economic backbone of the region. My long-departed teachers missed a tremendous opportunity to instill a love of my town by failing to teach about our surroundings. I sure hope today's teachers in... More 

Thank nannieb43georgia
North Carolina
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Rice Museum gives a good overview of what this area of South Carolina was like in its earlier days when rice plantations dominated the area. We enjoyed the guided tour through the exhibits that explained how the area was changed from a cypress swamp/forest into rice plantations and the effect that had on all of the people involved. Well... More 

Thank ncpat
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museum is by guided tour only. I was the only one on the tour this particular day, just me and the guide which doesn't suit me at all because I prefer to go at my own pace and linger over things that interest me. The guide was knowledgeable and did a great job but I'd much prefer a self... More 

Thank Kim K
Georgetown, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We learned about the ferry at the FREE South Carolina Maritime Museum and decided to see it for ourselves. The surprise was the lesson this Yankee, former history teacher learned about rice as a cash crop. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions plus personalized it with her own family history. The movie was great, but I... More 

Thank gogoglen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Good history on the entire rice story of SC. Other interesting exhibits including Miss Ruby who taught at a local school and Joseph Rainey, the first person born into slavery to serve in the US congress. The Browns Ferry vessel is on display. This is the oldest vessel in the US on display. The bottom floor is a gift shop,... More 

1 Thank Cornelia Z
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very interesting exhibits of Carolina Low Country History. We learned about the history of rice cultivation in the Georgetown area that made it the wealthiest county in the entire United States at one time. There are many artifacts and displays on rice cultivation as well as education and commerce in the area. The ledger books from Kaminski Hardware have to... More 

Thank Jan H
Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States
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179 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

My wife and I purchased many special items at this shop. So much to see and enjoy. Will come back again soon.

Thank Don B

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