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The South Carolina Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting place

It’s free, close to rice museum. Lots of interesting artifacts. Has an upstairs and even has an... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2019
Fort Gibson
Learn something new!

Perfect after lunch stop for children and adults. It's free and educational. My grandsons enjoyed... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky
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The South Carolina Maritime Museum (SCMM) opened its doors in December 2011. The Museum has been a sixteen year-old vision of the Harbor Historical Association (HHA) a grassroots, volunteer group that began in 1996 with a mission to preserve and...more
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729 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

It’s free, close to rice museum. Lots of interesting artifacts. Has an upstairs and even has an elevator. Has a gift shop as well

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

Perfect after lunch stop for children and adults. It's free and educational. My grandsons enjoyed the sharks teeth display as well as the old scuba diving equipment section. We all came away with useful information. The museum is well laid out and inviting. A must...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The South Carolina Maritime Museum provides an interesting orientation to the importance of shipping and the fishing industry to coastal South Carolina. The two-story building has ship-shape floors, walls, and ceilings to display the numerous exhibits. It is free and well worth a stop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tom S
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

A must do if your in town, it’s free and the employees are super friendly. We walked around at our own leisure. The 2nd floor has a nice selection of fossils, sharks teeth, deer bones, horse teeth, etc most from the Myrtle Beach area. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting with lots of ship pieces, lighthouse things, good history and it’s all free. Donations accepted if you choose and they also have a neat little gift shop area.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

This museum has come a long, long way in the last couple of years. Their collection of maritime artifacts from the greater Georgetown area is fascinating and tells a wonderful story of this historic seaport from the 1700s forward. You have two floors of stories...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ruditooty
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This small museum has some interesting artifacts like a lens from a light house. I enjoyed the pictures of how georgetown used to look and the old tree stumps brought up from the river bed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank donnasZ8505HN
Reviewed September 14, 2018

I dive around SC coast and I could directly relate to a number of the exhibits. No charge to visit. This is a must visit place in Georgetown. Fascinating view in to Georgetown shipping history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mbaum3
Reviewed July 3, 2018

The Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown has committed to create the South Carolina Maritime Museum on the waterfront in downtown historic Georgetown. There are many displays covering a multitude of information on sailing vessels and ships that were significant to the local area. They have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChefSten
Reviewed April 27, 2018

The museum is free but well worth the price of admission. The films, artifacts, display and staff are top notch.

Date of experience: April 2018
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