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The South Carolina Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 3 July 2018
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Unique historical perspective

FREE Museum that allows you to spend 10 mins seeing some SC native relics or 2 hours sinking into... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Bo B
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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...more
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729 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
+1 843-520-0111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I dive around SC coast and I could directly relate to a number of the exhibits. No charge to visit. This is a must visit place in Georgetown. Fascinating view in to Georgetown shipping history.

Thank mbaum3
Reviewed 3 July 2018

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
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

1  Thank roadcapt1
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
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.

Thank RetireRita
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
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

1  Thank AmherstTraveler
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

Thank GrammieSammie
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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