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“Interesting”
Review of Rice Museum

Rice Museum
Ranked #8 of 29 things to do in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Key West, Florida
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134 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you like history dont miss this one ! The buildings are circa 1600-1700 and the bell tower is open again. Its a short tour but very interesting.

Visited April 2011
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Laurel, Delaware
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Small Wonder”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

Great small museum. Fascinating history and diverse gift shop. Buy a pound of the aromatic white rice... You'll never go back to minute rice.

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Georgetown Rice Museum”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

The museum is wonderful but the real treasure is their museum shop with wonderful one of the kind paintings, jewelry, sweet grass baskets, etc., etc. The best place to find that one of a kind gift. Jim, the curator, has a special talent in finding all these wonderful things. Do not miss this wonderful treasure in Georgetown

Visited February 2012
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Portland, Maine
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94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Funky, casual, definitely educational, reasonable, and worth it; beware steps”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

The Rice Museum is a great primer for learning about Lowcountry rice plantation culture, and is appropriate for all ages. Past of the tour is guided by a volunteer, part is a sit-and-watch dated video, and part is on your own. The volunteer may talk a lot, especially if others ask questions, but you can direct your attention instead to the quaint-but-informative dioramas in the old bell tower part of the tour. (BTW, the bell tower is about 20 steps, no elevator, to the display floor.) Then you take an elevator in adjacent building to watch video and spend time in former store, now museum, of artifacts, culture, resurrected ship from local river. Gift shop is full of household goods you won't need, but also sells local rice varieties now available everywhere else. Plan on two hours for this museum in total.

Visited October 2011
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Saint Charles IL
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Rice Museum, Georgetown, SC”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Small museum with informative exhibits. Worth a visit when in the Myrtle Beach/Charleston, SC area. Also check out Kaminski House, Sweeties, Huntington Beach State Park, and Brookgreen Gardens.

Visited January 2012
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