Historic Sites / Tours

HISTORIC SITES & TOURS

  • The Gullah O’oman Shop

    Phone: 843-235-0747 Email: gullahshop@aol.com Address: 121-7 King Street Georgetown South Carolina 29440 This shop features the best of the low country’s crafts:  Gullah collectibles, story quilts, lectures & seminars on Gullah history and culture, sweet grass baskets, dolls, wood carvings, black collectibles & memorabilia, art, antiques, African artifacts, books. historical papers & documents, tours, genealogical research.  Owners Bunny and Andrew Rodrigues are respected for their knowledge of the history, culture, literature and handcrafts of the Gullah people and conduct discussions, lectures and seminars on the contribution of the Gullah people to the development and success of the Carolina rice culture and other local Gullah historical and cultural issues for adults and young people.

  • South Carolina Maritime Museum


    Address: 729 Front Street
    City: Georgetown
    State: SC
    Zip: 29440
    Phone: 843-520-0111
    Email:  info@sc-mm.org
    Website: www.scmaritimemuseum.org

    The South Carolina Maritime Museum opened its doors in 2011. It is located, appropriately, on the waterfront in the center of Georgetown’s historic business district.

    The museum resides on the first floor of an old McCrory’s five and dime store building built in the 1920’s. The original brick walls, maple floors and high ceilings were restored during an extensive renovation of the 5,000 square foot space. A large deck overlooking the Sampit River was added to the back of the building.

    Current exhibits include models of historic ships and boats that once plied South Carolina waters, a photographic exhibit called “HENRIETTA, the Largest wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina”, and a documentary film about coastal South Carolina’s shipbuilding and lumber industry during the nineteenth century. Nautical artifacts include a 22,000 lb. propeller salvaged from a ship that sank in 1905 off the coast of Cape Romain, S.C. The original fresnel lens from the Georgetown Lighthouse will soon be on display.

    There is a Museum store stocked with local history and maritime related books, museum logo apparel such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and hats, and other nautical gifts for adults and children.

    Museum programs and events include the SC Youth Sailing Summer Camp for 8-14 year olds, and the annual” Burning of the Socks”, a boater’s celebration of the the spring solstice. The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, always held on the third Saturday in October, is the major fundraiser for the museum.

  • Kaminski House Museum

    Phone: 843-546-7706

    Address:
    1003 Front St., P.O. Box 939
    Georgetown
    South Carolina
    29442

    Located in the heart of Georgetown’s Historic District, the Kaminski House was built about 1769, and contains an outstanding collection of American and English antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • Blue Wave Adventures

    Phone: 843-340-7713
    Email: info@bluewaveadventures.com
    Website: http://www.bluewaveadventures.com

    Address:
    Hwy. 17 Business
    Murrells Inlet
    South Carolina
    29576

    Blue Wave Adventures provides the most unique boating excursions on the Grand Strand. We offer daily adventures emphasizing the ecology, wildlife and beauty of the SC Coast. We speialize in delivering a quality experience for every guest. Step outside the box. We go where no other tours do!!

  • Ghosts of Georgetown – Lantern Tours

    Phone: 843-543-5777

    Address:
    Begins corner of Front and Broad Street in Georgetown, South Carolina

    Tour haunted Georgetown with  storyteller Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger, Author of Ghosts of Georgetown and More Ghosts of Georgetown

    This is a Lantern led walking tour  taking 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking 1 to 1 1/2 miles.

    Cost $15 per adult *$8 ages 8 – 12 *   Reservations ONLY

    *NO WALKS WILL BE SCHEDULED WHEN THERE ARE NO RESERVATIONS * Ghosts tours depart Friday evenings at dusk with no less than five adults *Times will vary by season *Wheelchair friendly

    Cash only Call 843-543-5777 for reservations

  • Georgetown County Museum

    Phone: 545-7020
    Website: http://www.georgetowncountyhistoricalsociety.com

    Address:
    120 Broad St.
    Georgetown
    South Carolina
    29440

    In the heart of the historic district is the Georgetown County Museum, preserving and displaying more than 300 years of history and culture in the third oldest city in South Carolina. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM until 4 PM and Saturday 10 AM until 3 PM. Normal admission is children under 6 free, ages 6-18 $2, ages 19-64 $4 and 65 and older $3. Large groups welcome; please call ahead: 843 545-7020

  • Miss Nell’s Tours

    Phone: 843-546-3975

    Address:
    308 Front St.
    Georgetown
    South Carolina
    29442

    Seasonal. Please call for information.

  • Kaminski House Museum

    Phone: 843-546-7706

    Address:
    1003 Front St., P.O. Box 939
    Georgetown
    South Carolina
    29442

    Located in the heart of Georgetown’s Historic District, the Kaminski House was built about 1769, and contains an outstanding collection of American and English antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

    Hobcaw Barony, a natural preserve and wildlife refuge, was also the winter residence of presidential advisor and Wall Street millionaire Bernard M. Baruch. Open to the public through guided tours, you see the 13,500 sq. ft. mansion he called home and where he hosted such visitors as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill. Other stops in the 17,500-acre refuge include the grounds and stables of Bellefield Plantation, a ride through the only existing slave street left on the Waccamaw Neck, and a stroll along a salt marsh boardwalk. the Visitors Center features over 1800 sq ft of exhibits about the unique history and ecology of the Barony. Please call for more information.

    Phone: 843-546-4623
    Email: hobcaw@belle.baruch.sc.edu
    Website: http://www.hobcawbarony.com

    Address:
    22 Hobcaw Road
    Georgetown
    South Carolina
    29440

     

  • Gullah Grand Strand

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    Find Gullah historic sites all along the Grand Strand, from Little River to Georgetown County at this website.

     

     

     

     

  • Hopsewee Plantation

    Hopsewee Plantation housePhone: 843-546-7891
    Email: mail@hopsewee.com
    Website: http://www.hopsewee.com

    Address:
    494 Hopsewee Rd.
    Georgetown
    South Carolina
    29440

    A National Historic Landmark, Hopsewee is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Built in 1740, the house is a typical Lowcountry rice plantation dwelling. Hopsewee is a preservation rather than restoration and has never been allowed to fall into decay. Only four families have owned it and it is very much the same as when first built. The privately owned home is open from attic to cellar and is furnished with 18th and 19th century furniture.

    House open T-F 10am-4pm  year round by appointment.

  • Brookgreen Gardens

    Phone: 843-235-6000
    Website: http://www.brookgreen.org

    Address:
    US 17 South
    Murrells Inlet
    South Carolina
    29576

    A showplace of art and nature developed in the 1930s by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington on the site of four colonial rice plantations. Over 550 pieces of America’s finest 19th and 20th century sculptures, by artists such as Frederic Remington, Daniel Chester French and Mrs. Huntington, are exhibited among 2,000 species of plants. Native animals and birds can be seen in a wildlife park, and special guided nature cruises and kayak trips wind through the tidal creeks and abandoned rice fields for a closer peek at the area’s history and wildlife.

    Named by TripAdvisor in 2013 as one of the Top 10 Public Gardens in the US!

    Open M-Su 9:30am-4:45pm. Closed Christmas Day.

  • Rover Boat Tours, Inc.


    Contact
    : Tamela Walter
    735 Front Street
    Georgetown  SC 29440
    843-546-8822

    Email: roverboattours@hotmail.com
    Website: www.roverboattours.com
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    Cruise on smooth inland waters to a remote barrier island and beachcomb where the Winyah Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Explore where the sea unfolds her secrets depositing an ever changing array of shelling opportunities. The Carolina Rover take you on a three hour boat tour through a bird-watchers paradise to the lighthouse that lit the way for a century of seafarers. Enjoy our on-board naturalist’s commentary of these historic tideland plantations.