The South Carolina Maritime Museum, Georgetown

The South Carolina Maritime Museum has been a long-time vision of the Harbor Historical Association (HHA), a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1996 with the mission to preserve and promote the maritime history of Georgetown County and South Carolina.

How can you support and participate in the museum evolution?

There are three ways: 1. Capital Giving. 2. Annual Giving. 3. Volunteering.

It is the purpose of the South Carolina Maritime Museum to offer a variety of experiences to young people and adults by collecting, preserving and interpreting items of historical interest for educational purposes and to recount South Carolina maritime history through artifacts, documents and other materials of antique or historical value.

The exhibits will further the public interest, knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the seagoing heritage of South Carolina.
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  • We ventured inside this maritime museum which has free admission. There is quite a bit of history displayed through ship models, exhibits, artifacts and photographs over two levels. I learned a great....  more »
  • Lots of interesting exhibits, ship models and historical pieces from the South Carolina Maritime industry. There was a lot of information about hurricanes that have hit SC. There also was a nice...  more »
  • Fantastic little museum with tons of cool artifacts . Great little piece of history in beautiful town. Did i mention it was FREE! Highly recommended. Fiendly people,that make me want to live here.Enjoy.
  • Very nice museum. Very open and bright. We enjoyed our visit.

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