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“Lowcountry history gem!”
Review of Rice Museum

Rice Museum
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

The rice culture of early Carolina is essential information for understanding much of South Carolina's role in American history. In this plantation story cotton was not king and a quaint museum tucked along Georgetown's Historic Waterfront offers an engaging explanation of the importance of rice. Through artifacts, dioramas and narratives the museum addresses the essentials of this valuable economy and gives true credit to the workers who created it. Our time here was well spent especially since our guide did such a great job of answering our questions. If you are close to Georgetown and have an extra hour, don't miss this explanation of Carolina Gold.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Enjoyed our personal tour with the friendly and knowledgeable docent. Learned a lot about Georgetown and its history--

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

This museum is another tiny one in Georgetown that is definitely a must-see! The clock tower is accessible by accompanying a guide who will describe the detailed diorama's. The guide was refreshingly upfront and did not hesitate to contribute South Carolina's wealth to the African slaves. The history was very interesting and the diorama's helped bring that to life - I'm a visual learner so they were very helpful in telling the history of rice plantations.

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

You will love this interesting journey of the story of Rice in Georgetown, SC. The Major crop grown for many a year. Labor intense and highly profitable it made Georgetown one of the wealthiest cities in the country. Your guide will explain everything and you will be surprised at all the displays on exhibit. Well worth the small admission price.

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We toured the Rice Museum which was really cool with all the info and antiques and unique items, I'm glad we didn't miss this and I love the hand carved boat that was found below the surface in the water which was really old and the way they preserved it was phenomenal. A MUST SEE for any HISTORY BUFF! :)
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Angie Cunningham, Missouri

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