"Bringing History to Life"

The Rice Museum Georgetown South Carolina


rice1The Rice Museum, known locally as The Town Clock, is located in the Old Market Building and is a prominent symbol of Georgetown County. Through dioramas, maps, artifacts and other exhibits, visitors to the Museum are enlightened to the history of a society dependent on the rice crop. Read more…

Hours & Admissions



Museum Hours
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, last tour each day starts at 3:30 pm.

Sunday 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, Gallery and Gift Shop only.  Group tours on Sunday available with advance reservations.

Seniors (60 and over)…$5.00
Students (6-21)…$3.00
Children under 6 are free when accompanied by an adult
Group Rates available

Rice Museum Roof Donation

Early on the morning of Wednesday, September 25, 2013, fire broke out in a restaurant in the 700 block of Front Street, Georgetown, South Carolina. The Georgetown Fire Department responded immediately. As the fire crews were battling the blaze and explosion ripped through the building sending fire roaring down the block, setting other buildings afire. The apartments above the businesses were evacuated and the fire alarms went out to surrounding counties. Read more…

Multi Media Bar

Collage workshop by Stephanie Hamlet

“Creating Your Personal Surface in Collage” “When I paint, I’m...


Save the Date: The Rice Museum’s 45th Anniversary Dinner will be held at The...

Oil Painting Classes by Jane Woodward

Jane Woodward will teach an six-week oil painting class from April 7 through May 12,...

Oyster Shell Angels

  Made of local oyster shells by Pawleys Island artists Kathy Trotta and Gail...

Mansfield Plantation, a Legacy on the Black River

Mansfield Plantation, a Legacy on the Black River, by Christopher Boyle. On the banks of...

Sweetgrass Baskets by Mazie Brown – Elephant Ear LH-22

  Traditional South Carolina sweetgrass baskets by Mazie Brown, a fourth generation...

Palmetto Farms Yellow Grits

  Palmetto Farms stone ground yellow grits. Two pound bag, $8.95....

Palmetto Farms Brown Rice

  Palmetto Farms Carolina’s Finest old fashioned aromatic brown rice. Two...

Palmetto Farms White Rice

  Palmetto Farms Carolina’s Finest old fashioned aromatic white rice. Two...

Scallop Spoon

Heavy silverplate serving spoon, approximately 10 1/2 inches....