The South Carolina Maritime Museum, Georgetown

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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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  • This was a nice little museum. The museum was free, but there was a donation box, which we were glad to contribute to. There was also a 2nd floor. Both floors had a lot of interesting items. We... 
    This was a nice little museum. The museum was free, but there was a donation box, which we were glad to contribute to. There was also a 2nd floor. Both floors had a lot of interesting items. We...  more »
  • The second floor has an excellent display of the history of slavery in the area. I learned about the geography of the origin of the slave trade as it is clearly explained. It was quite sobering and....  more
    The second floor has an excellent display of the history of slavery in the area. I learned about the geography of the origin of the slave trade as it is clearly explained. It was quite sobering and....  more »
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  • A nice display of various nautical artifacts pretty well labeled. There are QR codes on some items but they didn't work. Perhaps I needed an app but there was no notice of any requirement. Lots of info about ship building and shipwrecks associated with the harbor in Georgetown. The second floor details the slave trade that occurred in South Carolina. There were several TVs scattered around that weren't operating. Overall, it's a good place to spend an hour or two.
  • Great little museum. Overviews the transport of slaves from Africa. Quite a few model sea vessels. Free admission.

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