The Rice Museum is a wealth of information about the history of rice in the area. We learned a lot about the rice plantations and the essential roles that the African slaves played in the cultivation of this important crop. Our guide, Wally, explained everything very well and was able to answer our many questions. The gift shop has a... 更多
Who would have believed that the Georgetown area was the rice capital of the United States in the 1800's. The Rice Museum offers a great view of the importance of the rice plantations and its connection to slavery. The exhibits show some very interesting displays including, tools, an old boat and samples of rice. The tour also shows the rise... 更多
This is a good place to learn about early South Carolina history, particularly from the rice plantation perspective. The feats of the Africans who built these plantations are absolutely incredible. This is a must learning experience to put the history and culture into perspective. Some folks say you can do it in an hour, but it really takes a good... 更多
My husband and I took the guided tour of the Rice Museum and found it to be a wonderful education. The tour gave us a much better understanding of the interrelationship of producing indigo and growing rice and the many factors that led to the decline of rice production in the Low Country.
The museum is split between two buidlings to tell the story of rice in South Carolina. It's a surprisingly interesting tale, and the dioramas in the first building are very well done and quite illustrative of the trade. It took up to 15 years to clear a cedar swamp and convert it to a rice field - speaks volumes of... 更多
The Rice Museum gave us lots of information about something we had known nothing about. It is located in two buildings; one being the old town clock tower and the other a nearby historic dry goods store. A well-versed but not overbearing docent took us to the various sections, offered a brief explanation, and left us to look over things... 更多
He was born May 17, 1888. It was a great feeling to know more about where my father was from. The Rice Museum is a wonderful place see and by going to the Rice Museum it help answer all of my unanswered questions about my family history.
We learned alot about rice farming in South Carolina. Dioramas depict the history & artifacts add more history. The museum also houses a raised ship and artifacts about Georgetown. The first part of the tour is in second story - the stairs are steep. The second part of the tour is in a building with an elevator. Gift shop has... 更多