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The South Carolina Maritime Museum

729 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
+1 843-520-0111
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Great place to learn Georgetown History

The Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown has committed to create the South Carolina Maritime... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OSProfiler
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Gem - must ss when in Georgetown, SC

The museum is free but well worth the price of admission. The films, artifacts, display and staff... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
TinaBobS_12
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Georgetown, Delaware, United States
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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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729 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown has committed to create the South Carolina Maritime Museum on the waterfront in downtown historic Georgetown. There are many displays covering a multitude of information on sailing vessels and ships that were significant to the local area. They have...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The museum is free but well worth the price of admission. The films, artifacts, display and staff are top notch.

Thank TinaBobS_12
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent the afternoon in Georgetown. Our destination was the Maritime Museum. What a pleasant surprise each time we have gone it is growing in leaps and bounds. Staff is so friendly and informative. The museum it’s self guiding interesting with knowledge...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

FREE Museum that allows you to spend 10 mins seeing some SC native relics or 2 hours sinking into the history of shipping in SC.

Thank Bo B
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Small riverfront museum packed full of history. The museum is easily accessible for handicap. We enjoyed the view from the top floor. Admission is free. From boats to goats the historical information provided was fun to read and view.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I love history and how everything evolves with time. This museum offers some insight to our history on the sea. Worth the stop. No admission charge, free will donation.

Thank CarolS1641
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit this maritime museum. The remodeling is a work in progress. A lot of work has gone into this venture. Beautifully done. Lots of interesting things to read about and the models of the boats are very nice. What a nice...More

Thank AmherstTraveler
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

There are lots of beautiful miniature replicas of ships from the area as well as great stories told with pictures and words. They appear to be refurbishing the floors and there are lots of temporary walls up and the lighting isn't as good as it...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We always visit this small use until which features some nice historical model ships and photos of early1700's) Georgetown seafaring/ ship building history. Right on Main Street.

Thank paula f
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great place to visit while in Georgetown. Many interesting photographs and artifacts from long ago when Georgetown was a major port.

Thank golfer8906
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