"Bringing History to Life"

The Rice Museum Georgetown South Carolina

About the Rice Museum

The Town Clock and Tower

The Town Clock Tower (located in the Old Market Building) was the first building in Georgetown to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Built in 1848, it was originally used as a law court and a jail

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Phone: (843)546-7423

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

Multi Media Bar

“Desired Effect,” Second Printing

“Desired Effect” In commemorating Jim Fitch’s 40th year as Executive Director, The Rice Museum is pleased to announce the second printing of his book, “Desired Effect.”  Copies are available in the Museum...

Oyster Shell Angels

  Made of local oyster shells by Pawleys Island artists Kathy Trotta and Gail Davison, these one-of-a-kind Angels are ready to hang on your tree. They  are 6 to 7 inches long, with painted wood faces, Spanish Moss hair,  and silver colored bows, halos, and hanging loops.  $19.95 each....

Mansfield Plantation, a Legacy on the Black River

Mansfield Plantation, a Legacy on the Black River, by Christopher Boyle. On the banks of he Black River, Mansfield is a living testament to antebellum rice plantations. In 1718, it started as a five hundred-acre land grant near Georgetown, South Carolina. The main house was built around 1800, and the plantation grew to 1000 acres. John and Sallie Middleton Parker returned the property to the Man-Taylor-Lance-Parker family, a line of ownership dating back 150 years. Ongoing preservation projects ensure that future generations can explore and appreciate one of the...

Sweetgrass Baskets by Mazie Brown – Elephant Ear LH-22

  Traditional South Carolina sweetgrass baskets by Mazie Brown, a fourth generation Gullah basketmaker who creates museum-quality baskets. Please call or email for photos and descriptions of additional   baskets available. Traditional “Elephant Ear” basket measures 8 inches across, 6 inches tall, 3 1/2 deep....

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 pound bag, brown rice $9.95....

Palmetto Farms White Rice

  Palmetto Farms Carolina’s Finest old fashioned aromatic white rice. Two pound bag, white rice $9.95....

Scallop Spoon

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

Plantation Fork

Heavy silverplate serving fork, approximately 11 inches....

Rice Spoon

Heavy silverplate serving spoon,  approximately 12 1/2 inches....