Category Archives: Attractions

Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

WaccamwWildlifeRefugeWaccamaw National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, & environmental education.

Currently the Refuge covers nearly 27,000 acres. In 2008 they opened a new state-of-the-art Visitor & Environmental Education Center on Highway 701 north of Georgetown.

 

21424 N. Fraser Street  Georgetown, SC  29440

Phone: 843-546-8436

 

 
 

Rover Boat Tours, Inc.


Contact
: Tamela Walter
735 Front Street
Georgetown  SC 29440
843-546-8822

Email: roverboattours@hotmail.com
Website: www.roverboattours.com
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Cruise on smooth inland waters to a remote barrier island and beachcomb where the Winyah Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Explore where the sea unfolds her secrets depositing an ever changing array of shelling opportunities. The Carolina Rover take you on a three hour boat tour through a bird-watchers paradise to the lighthouse that lit the way for a century of seafarers. Enjoy our on-board naturalist’s commentary of these historic tideland plantations.

South Carolina Maritime Museum


Address: 729 Front Street
City: Georgetown
State: SC
Zip: 29440
Phone: 843-520-0111
Email:  info@sc-mm.org
Website: www.scmaritimemuseum.org

The South Carolina Maritime Museum opened its doors in 2011. It is located, appropriately, on the waterfront in the center of Georgetown’s historic business district.

The museum resides on the first floor of an old McCrory’s five and dime store building built in the 1920’s. The original brick walls, maple floors and high ceilings were restored during an extensive renovation of the 5,000 square foot space. A large deck overlooking the Sampit River was added to the back of the building.

Current exhibits include models of historic ships and boats that once plied South Carolina waters, a photographic exhibit called “HENRIETTA, the Largest wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina”, and a documentary film about coastal South Carolina’s shipbuilding and lumber industry during the nineteenth century. Nautical artifacts include a 22,000 lb. propeller salvaged from a ship that sank in 1905 off the coast of Cape Romain, S.C. The original fresnel lens from the Georgetown Lighthouse will soon be on display.

There is a Museum store stocked with local history and maritime related books, museum logo apparel such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and hats, and other nautical gifts for adults and children.

Museum programs and events include the SC Youth Sailing Summer Camp for 8-14 year olds, and the annual” Burning of the Socks”, a boater’s celebration of the the spring solstice. The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, always held on the third Saturday in October, is the major fundraiser for the museum.

Ghosts of Georgetown – Lantern Tours

Phone: 843-543-5777

Address:
Begins corner of Front and Broad Street in Georgetown, South Carolina

Tour haunted Georgetown with  storyteller Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger, Author of Ghosts of Georgetown and More Ghosts of Georgetown

This is a Lantern led walking tour  taking 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking 1 to 1 1/2 miles.

Cost $15 per adult *$8 ages 8 – 12 *   Reservations ONLY

*NO WALKS WILL BE SCHEDULED WHEN THERE ARE NO RESERVATIONS * Ghosts tours depart Friday evenings at dusk with no less than five adults *Times will vary by season *Wheelchair friendly

Cash only Call 843-543-5777 for reservations

Brookgreen Gardens

Phone: 843-235-6000
Website: http://www.brookgreen.org

Address:
US 17 South
Murrells Inlet
South Carolina
29576

A showplace of art and nature developed in the 1930s by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington on the site of four colonial rice plantations. Over 550 pieces of America’s finest 19th and 20th century sculptures, by artists such as Frederic Remington, Daniel Chester French and Mrs. Huntington, are exhibited among 2,000 species of plants. Native animals and birds can be seen in a wildlife park, and special guided nature cruises and kayak trips wind through the tidal creeks and abandoned rice fields for a closer peek at the area’s history and wildlife.

Named by TripAdvisor in 2013 as one of the Top 10 Public Gardens in the US!

Open M-Su 9:30am-4:45pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Hopsewee Plantation

Hopsewee Plantation housePhone: 843-546-7891
Email: mail@hopsewee.com
Website: http://www.hopsewee.com

Address:
494 Hopsewee Rd.
Georgetown
South Carolina
29440

A National Historic Landmark, Hopsewee is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Built in 1740, the house is a typical Lowcountry rice plantation dwelling. Hopsewee is a preservation rather than restoration and has never been allowed to fall into decay. Only four families have owned it and it is very much the same as when first built. The privately owned home is open from attic to cellar and is furnished with 18th and 19th century furniture.

House open T-F 10am-4pm  year round by appointment.

Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

Hobcaw Barony, a natural preserve and wildlife refuge, was also the winter residence of presidential advisor and Wall Street millionaire Bernard M. Baruch. Open to the public through guided tours, you see the 13,500 sq. ft. mansion he called home and where he hosted such visitors as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill. Other stops in the 17,500-acre refuge include the grounds and stables of Bellefield Plantation, a ride through the only existing slave street left on the Waccamaw Neck, and a stroll along a salt marsh boardwalk. the Visitors Center features over 1800 sq ft of exhibits about the unique history and ecology of the Barony. Please call for more information.

Phone: 843-546-4623
Email: hobcaw@belle.baruch.sc.edu
Website: http://www.hobcawbarony.com

Address:
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown
South Carolina
29440

 

Lost at Sea Memorial

Email: lostatseamem@aol.com
Website: http://www.lostatseamemorial.com/

Address:

South Carolina

Lost At Sea Memorial Johnny W. Brown, 38 years old, had been a fisherman out of Murrells Inlet for over 20 years. He was deaf but most say he was one of the best fishermen around. On April 2, 2005 the sea took Johnny from us. He was fishing aboard the Tracie Lynn with Tony Bessent and Gary McCombs when a 30-40 foot wave hit the boat and destroyed it. Tony and Gary were rescued but sadly Johnny was never found. As a tribute to Johnny and others lost at sea, his family has joined forces with Murrells Inlet 2007 to build a memorial in Murrells Inlet. The family will host services each year to add names to the memorial for those lost at sea. You can meet the family at upcoming events in Murrells Inlet and also visit their website for more information. The monument has been placed at Morse Park Landing. It is located at the south end of Murrell’s Inlet on Highway 17 Business. The monument will be facing the jetties.

Kaminski House Museum

Phone: 843-546-7706

Address:
1003 Front St., P.O. Box 939
Georgetown
South Carolina
29442

Located in the heart of Georgetown’s Historic District, the Kaminski House was built about 1769, and contains an outstanding collection of American and English antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Rice Museum

Phone: 843-546-7423
Website: http://www.ricemuseum.org


Address:
633 Front Street
Georgetown
South Carolina
29440

 

 

Museum of history and art. History of rice culture in the South Carolina low country told through maps, dioramas, artifacts and videos. Browns Ferry Vessel, oldest vessel of colonial manufacture in the U.S, exhibits on Kaminski Hardware Company, Gullah history, Miss Ruby Forsythe, and Joseph Hayne Rainey. Art gallery with rotating exhibits, gift shop.

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art

Phone: 843-237-4774
Email: info@pawleysmusic.com
Website: http://www.pawleysmusic.com

Address:
PO Box 1975
Pawleys Island
South Carolina
29585

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art is an annual event in beautiful Pawleys Island, held during the month of September.  Featured music ranges from Symphony Orchestras, Jazz, Bluegrass, Gospel, Choral, Beach Music, Blues, Big Band, etc.  Held in different venues, both inside and outside, the Festival each year promises to bring beautiful music to the area.

Blue Wave Adventures

Phone: 843-340-7713
Email: info@bluewaveadventures.com
Website: http://www.bluewaveadventures.com

Address:
Hwy. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet
South Carolina
29576

Blue Wave Adventures provides the most unique boating excursions on the Grand Strand. We offer daily adventures emphasizing the ecology, wildlife and beauty of the SC Coast. We speialize in delivering a quality experience for every guest. Step outside the box. We go where no other tours do!!

Georgetown County Museum

Phone: 545-7020
Website: http://www.georgetowncountyhistoricalsociety.com

Address:
120 Broad St.
Georgetown
South Carolina
29440

In the heart of the historic district is the Georgetown County Museum, preserving and displaying more than 300 years of history and culture in the third oldest city in South Carolina. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM until 4 PM and Saturday 10 AM until 3 PM. Normal admission is children under 6 free, ages 6-18 $2, ages 19-64 $4 and 65 and older $3. Large groups welcome; please call ahead: 843 545-7020