Georgetown County Museum

120 Broad St., Georgetown, SC, 29440 • (843) 545-7020

Want to learn about the almost 300 years of history of the old city of Georgetown, South Carolina? The Georgetown County Museum covers the history of the area, ranging back to the 1730’s when Georgetown was dubbed an international Port of Entry. 

The museum also touches on plantation days when Georgetown grew indigo and rice on upland fields and riverbanks, the Revolutionary War with the Swamp Fox Francis Marion, British Redcoats, and Union Blues. Guests will learn about how Georgetown was the wealthiest county in the country in the 1850’s, the loss of that wealth after the Civil War, and the rise to the top once again through the lumber industry. Visitors will hear stories about all of this and more from an educated docent while they take a step back in time at this museum.

The Georgetown County Museum’s collections include:

•Industry Collection

•Native American Collection

•Study Archives

•Entertainment Collection

•Children’s Collection

•Sport Fishing Collection

•Slavery Collection

•Military Room

•SS City of Georgetown

•Famous Americans & Georgetown

•Hunting Collection

•Plantation Life Collection

•20th Century Collection

•Dr. Frances Doyle Collection

…and more!