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Rice Museum

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Address: 633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
Phone Number: +1 843-546-7423
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Sun 11:30 - 15:30
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Good Place to Learn about early South Carolina History

This is a good place to learn about early South Carolina history, particularly from the rice plantation perspective. The feats of the Africans who built these plantations are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We did not tour the museum but the gift shop is outstanding. Ot is more of a local art gallery than a gift shop. Lovely interesting items for sale. And great customer service. We enjoyed our visit a lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Rice Museum is a wealth of information about the history of rice in the area. We learned a lot about the rice plantations and the essential roles that the African slaves played in the cultivation of this important crop. Our guide, Wally, explained everything very well and was able to answer our many questions. The gift shop has a... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This was a very informative tour. My husband is writing a book about this area and the Rice plantations that were there.

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Thank Sandra L
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

On the second floor of the Rice Museum in historic Georgetown, SC, are two exhibits about the work of two African Americans. One was the first African American congressman - and the first "colored man" to serve as Speaker pro tem of the US House of Representatives - a former slave bought free by his father, a barber. The other... More 

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Mableton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Who would have believed that the Georgetown area was the rice capital of the United States in the 1800's. The Rice Museum offers a great view of the importance of the rice plantations and its connection to slavery. The exhibits show some very interesting displays including, tools, an old boat and samples of rice. The tour also shows the rise... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a good place to learn about early South Carolina history, particularly from the rice plantation perspective. The feats of the Africans who built these plantations are absolutely incredible. This is a must learning experience to put the history and culture into perspective. Some folks say you can do it in an hour, but it really takes a good... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

My husband and I took the guided tour of the Rice Museum and found it to be a wonderful education. The tour gave us a much better understanding of the interrelationship of producing indigo and growing rice and the many factors that led to the decline of rice production in the Low Country.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The museum is split between two buidlings to tell the story of rice in South Carolina. It's a surprisingly interesting tale, and the dioramas in the first building are very well done and quite illustrative of the trade. It took up to 15 years to clear a cedar swamp and convert it to a rice field - speaks volumes of... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

The Rice Museum gave us lots of information about something we had known nothing about. It is located in two buildings; one being the old town clock tower and the other a nearby historic dry goods store. A well-versed but not overbearing docent took us to the various sections, offered a brief explanation, and left us to look over things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

He was born May 17, 1888. It was a great feeling to know more about where my father was from. The Rice Museum is a wonderful place see and by going to the Rice Museum it help answer all of my unanswered questions about my family history.

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