Georgetown SC Area


Featuring a 300-year history, Georgetown is South Carolina’s third oldest city. Initially laid out in 1729, Georgetown became a thriving port of entry and home to a number of the area’s planters and wealthy merchants. With over 60 structures on the National Register of Historic Places, Georgetown gracefully wears her antebellum character in the Live Oak lined streets, the historic homes and attractions, grand old churches and museums.   The history of this area is tied to its rivers, bays and oceans and its heritage has been enriched by Native American, European and African influences. Georgetown is known for  mouth-watering restaurants, unique shops, antique stores, grassy waterfront parks and the renovated Harborwalk.  Don’t miss the annual Plantation Tour of Homes when a number of pre-Revolutionary and antebellum churches, town houses and plantations are open for visitors. Usually held the last weekend in March, this is the only time that many of these homes are open.

For a listing of downtown shops, restaurants and tours, visit

Area Highlights:

1. Kaminski House Museum.

2. South Carolina Maritime Museum.

3Swamp Fox Tours of the Historic District

4. Antiquing.

5. Ron’s Coffee Break Cafe.

6. Great Restaurants like Townhouse, Alfresco Bistro, The River Room, and Thomas’s Cafe.

7. Unique locally owned boutique shopping along Georgetown’s riverfront at Augustus & Carolina, The Harbor Shop, The Sly Fox, Doodlebugs and more!

8. The Sea View Inn Bed & Breakfast.

9. Prepare your own locally caught, fresh seafood by visiting one of our local seafood markets.

Andrews, just west of the City of Georgetown, is also a wonderful space for outdoor adventure. Cyclists have discovered the wide roads through this rural area are great for a workout. Swimming holes along the Black River give visitors and locals alike a place to cool off. For the hunters out there, nearby Backwoods Quail Club has turkey and quail hunting, sporting clays, camping and luxury lodges.