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“quaint museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The South Carolina Maritime Museum

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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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“quaint museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Such a lovely and quaint museum that continues to grow. The staff is quite friendly and the self guided maritime history of Georgetown was quite impressive. The gift shop had some cute one of a kind finds as well. I plan to stop by each time in town just to see what's new!

Visited August 2013
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Placencia, Belize
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A nice place of interest while in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

While the museum is small and fairly new it offers a lot of history and gives a great perspective on the role Georgetown played in the establishment of America. There is also a gift shop and the staff is very friendly and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Bronx, New York
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Whiled strolling along the avenue looking at the shops we decided to look inside the museum, although small, it had a few items of interest and history inside. The small gift shop was nice as well as the staff.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Visitation of a new beginning”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

They are just now putting the maritime museum together. The people were very friendly and they are just now gathering items to make their displays. It will be supported by the Wooden Boat Show that is there in the fall.

Visited May 2013
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Erie, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great start”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

The museum is fairly new, but has a great start. We had fun walking through and looking at what they had to present. I would like to re-visit the Museum in a year or two to see how much more information they'll be able to provide. The proprietor was very pleasant to speak with.

Visited March 2013
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