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Kaminski House Museum

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Address: 1003 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3521
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+1 843-546-7706
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located in historic Georgetown, South Carolina, the Kaminski House Museum...

Located in historic Georgetown, South Carolina, the Kaminski House Museum offers antiques, architecture, and history all wrapped up in a bow of Southern hospitality. Meticulously preserved, you will experience life in Georgetown from the 18th Century though the two Great Wars as you take a guided tour and listen to intriguing tales of South Carolinians. Guided tours take place at: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, or by special appointment (call ahead). Museum Shop is open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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History Buffs and Home Decor Lovers--Don't Miss This!

I grew up in Georgetown, and I still love visiting the Kaminski House after all these years. It's such a lovely historical home staffed with knowledgeable docents to show you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Leslie P
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Georgetown, and I still love visiting the Kaminski House after all these years. It's such a lovely historical home staffed with knowledgeable docents to show you around and answer questions. The Christmas display is out of this world, so DEFINITELY make time for that if you're in the area at that time of the year. Can't... More 

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CT, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our recent stop at the Kaminski House was hurried; we only had time to visit the excellent shop. But we toured the house several years ago and were very impressed with the fine antique furniture collection and memorabilia. The house has been further restored since our previous visit.

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Kaminskimuseum, Manager at Kaminski House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Kaminski House Museum and for your kind review. More 

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Built prior to the American Revolution showcasing a fine collection of 18th and 19th Century English and American decorative arts and furnishings including significant examples of Charleston cabinetry. This Kaminski House Museum is a teaching tool for presenting history. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas which added to the charm of the season! The house tour was well worth... More 

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Kaminskimuseum, Manager at Kaminski House Museum, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Kaminski House Museum. The Christmas decorations were supplied by local interior decorators and were up all of November and December. The house looked spectacular! More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

A lovely house and grounds on the Georgetown SC waterfront. Beautifully and tastefully decked out for Christmas when I was there and with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide (Diann Odell) it was one of the highlights of my two week trip to the USA! Not to be missed!

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Kaminskimuseum, Manager at Kaminski House Museum, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Kaminski House Museum. Diann is indeed a treasure and we are glad to hear you had a fun visit. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The grounds were lovely. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The decor inside was an interesting mix of Revolutionary War, Civil War, and 1950s eras. The tour is about 1 hour long. You can walk all over the outside on the lawn for free. The only drawback to some photos was the uglier factory area on the river.

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Absecon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Interesting tour (1 1/2 hour) the house donated by family to remain just as furnished when owner donated to town. So you have museum quality antiques, acquired during international travels with mid century comforts such as dishwasher- early tv - exercise equipment. Worth $12 and time- small size tours and enjoyable tour guide ( sorry forgot her name). Sister and... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

They conduct tours of the museum. Location on the waterfront and end of the newly-created town's harbor walk! Located also at one end of the town's downtown/ Main Street which is surrounded by some restaurants, retail shopping and other activities. One must visit the museum if you visit this town. It makes for a good educational experience for the visitor.

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Bedford, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a beautiful example of architecture typical of the old south. Tour the house, the surrounding gardens and visit the small gift shop.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a two for one deal in that two houses are included - the Kiminski and Stewart houses. Re the Kaminski house, it was originally built in the 1700s but had two subsequent additions. The additions make for an unusual design in that there are 2 main staircases - one for the old and one for an addition. They... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

This place is right on Front St. The guide was the best. She even made it interesting for young children.

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