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Rice Museum

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Address: 633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
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+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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We really enjoyed learning the areas history

We enjoyed our tour of the museum and learning about the history of the area. Our guide was very informative and easily answered our questions.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Memphis, Tennessee
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are very interested or just a little interested in the history of the rice days, you would benefit from this tour. There was a lot of history that was covered for this time period and why the rice industry eventually stopped production in Georgetown in 1911. Worth the time and money spent to see this tour.

Thank sew_anne
Conway, South Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum store is small but carries a unique array of art, jewelry and more. You may not be "wowed" by this BUT I highly recommend taking the tour to learn about this history of the area and the rice plantations. If tour guide, Ms. Zenobia is working then definitely take the tour. She really knows her history and made... More 

Thank sdbrauer
Southport, NC, United States
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting displays, but when you arrive you have to purchase the tickets in a gift shop on the first floor of the building, but this is not the building where you begin the tour. You are escorted to another building outside where you climb steps to a room with a number of interesting displays. This is not a self-guided museum,... More 

Thank Leon H
Gardner, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a short tour that is really interesting. I have read about rice plantations but have never been able to clearly picture how the fields were flooded with the trunk lines etc. The permanent display area very clearly explains how this area went from swampland to productive rice plantation using the Ebb and flow of the tide. They briefly... More 

Thank IHave5
Charlotte, North Carolina
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour of the museum and learning about the history of the area. Our guide was very informative and easily answered our questions.

Thank smittync
Brick, New Jersey
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

What was forecast to be a rainy day on our vacation we headed 20 minutes south of Litchfield to Georgetown. I was not excited to visit the Rice Museum but it was immensely enjoyable and educating. Our guide Zenobia was very well informed and interesting.

Thank carole b
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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154 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

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