FUN THINGS TO DO

Museums
Fun Things to Do

Museums

Brookgreen Gardens
A showplace of art and nature developed in the 1930s by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington on the site of four colonial rice plantations. Over 550 pieces of America's finest 19th and 20th century sculptures, by artists such as Frederic Remington, Daniel Chester French and Mrs. Huntington, are exhibited among 2,000 species of plants. Native animals and birds can be seen in a wildlife park, and special guided nature cruises and kayak trips wind through the tidal creeks and abandoned rice fields for a closer peek at the area's history and wildlife. Open M-Su 9:30am-4:45pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Contact:
US 17 South
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
Phone: 843-235-6000
www.brookgreen.org

Hobcaw Barony Visitor Center
Hobcaw Barony, a natural preserve and wildlife refuge, is also the winter residence of presidential advisor and Wall Street millionaire Bernard M. Baruch. Open to the public through guided tours, you see the 13,500 sq. ft. mansion he called home and where he hosted such visitors as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill. Other stops in the 17,500-acre refuge include the grounds and stables of Bellefield Plantation, a ride through the only existing slave street left on the Waccamaw Neck, and a stroll along a salt marsh boardwalk. The Visitors Center features a small nature/history museum with two alligators, a saltwater touch tank, a touch table, videos and many other exhibits to entertain adults and children. Please call for more information.
Contact:
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Phone: 843-546-4623
Fax: 843-545-7231
Email: hobcawbarony@ftc-i.net
www.hobcawbarony.com

The Rice Museum
Georgetown's museum of Art & History. Exhibits include dioramas of the rice culture, The Browns Ferry Vessel(a 1730's river vessel) and a film "The Garden of Gold" telling the story of the rice culture in Georgetown County. The Prevost Gallery is located in the Kaminski Hardware Building and hosts a rotating art show. The Rice Museum Gift Shop is also part of the Kaminski Building. Tours of the museum are offered from 10am to 4:30pm Mon - Sat.
Contact:
633 Front Street
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Phone: 843- 546-7423
Fax: 843 545-9093
Email: ricemuse@sccoast.net
www.ricemuseum.com

 
 
 
 
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