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“Small but growing”

The South Carolina Maritime Museum
Ranked #10 of 29 things to do in Georgetown
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 promote the maritime history of Georgetown County and South Carolina. Through community support of the annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show and related events, HHA was able to accumulate initial funding for the museum. It is the only museum in the state with the sole mission of interpreting South Carolina Maritime history. The SCMM is located on the first floor of an old McCrory five and dime store building, on the waterfront in the middle of Georgetown's historic business district. There are endless stories connecting the sea to agriculture, commerce, military, recreation, education, and how ships and their crews and builders played a role. It is the mission of the South Carolina Maritime Museum to tell these stories through: Interactive Exhibits, Rare Artifacts from the Marine Industry, Model Ships and Artwork, Educated Volunteers and Staff, Special Programs for Young and Old.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Small but growing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

Quite a small exhibit, but nicely done. They are in their infancy and expected to grow into a full sized museum. Title is impressive, as they as the "SC" Maritime Museum, but their size is not representative as of yet. Stay tuned.

Visited February 2012
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