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The South Carolina Maritime Museum
Ranked #8 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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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We recently visited Georgetown,SC and found the Maritime museum in the downtown area. It right next door to some shops the were sadly burned to the ground in the recent past. Fortunately, the museum and all their replica ships were unharmed, so go on in for a visit. You will find a great deal of interesting maps as well as a self guided tour. The volunteer staff were very helpful. I would recommend this little museum for a visit.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were visiting Georgetown and stumbled upon this quaint wooden ship Maritime Museum, we all found it very informative and well laid out. The staff was very helpful and informative. The gift shop had a 50% off sale so we bought some great souvenirs. If history of boating and Maritime life is of interest , this is the place . If this helps your decision leave me a helpful vote so I know Im helping.

Thank CPAIR1967
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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!

Thank keekes1771
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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.

Thank BernardBarbour
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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.

Thank Eddie S
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