Rice Museum, Georgetown

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
The Rice Museum tour tells of the rice culture in Georgetown County, SC, one of the most colorful chapters in American history, through maps, dioramas, artifacts and other exhibits. It also includes the Browns Ferry Vessel, the oldest vessel of colonial manufacture in the US, exhibits on the Kaminski Hardware Company, Gullah history of the SC low country; Miss Ruby Forsythe, one of SC's great educators; and Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first African American elected to the U.S. Congress. The Rice Museum gift shop includes local arts and crafts as well as jewelry, arts and crafts, and home accessories from around the world. The Prevost gallery features rotating exhibits of art and history.
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  • If you are interested in the history of the area, I would stop by this museum for a tour at $7/adult. Learned a lot about the economy and history of the area, which led to the historic district...  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed the Rice Museum. It was interesting and we learned a lot of the history of ships of the area. We like learning about the history of a town and area!  more »
  • It had very good exhibits and information and it was even hands on it gave you rice from the plant and let you shell it and all!! It showed an entire boat ruin that was really cool! Its placing was very unique inside of a clock tower.
  • I loved the Rice Museum tour.....so much history here! And I love the gift shop/gallery....bought a beautiful cotton-pearl necklace. I'll definitely be back!

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