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Georgetown

Wander along the river banks and visit the harbor in a city with a complex history of slavery, rice fields and wealthy aristocrats.

As one of the oldest cities in South Carolina, Georgetown is centered around the old buildings of its quaint historic center. The seaport community has a charming harbor at the confluence of several rivers. Explore the many museums, shops and restaurants on the waterfront.

Among the historic relics that shed light on the city’s past are its stately homes. Visit the 18th-century Hobcaw Barony for tours of its vast grounds and preserved buildings. See the Hobcaw House complex and the Bellefield Plantation at the southern end of the site to learn of its history. The complex also contains former slave settlements, rice fields and dense forests. Lay down a blanket for a picnic to enjoy the sunny weather during Georgetown’s hot summers.

Another intriguing estate is the Hopsewee Plantation, which is open for tours. Wander through hallways and rooms to see period décor and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the West Indian influence in the façade, which has a double-tiered piazza.

These estates were at the forefront of rice production, which played a role in the development of the city. Browse the intriguing displays in the Rice Museum, which is in a clock tower called the Old Market Building in the historic center of Georgetown. Learn about the impact of slavery and the city’s dependency on rice production.

Attend the adjacent Maritime Museum Gallery in the Kaminski Hardware Building. Marvel at the 18th-century Browns Ferry Vessel on permanent display. The site also contains the Prevost Art Gallery and the Museum Gift Shop. See the nearby Georgetown County Museum and the Strand Theater.

The city is on the western flank of Winyah Bay on the Grand Strand coastline in South Carolina. Find the community between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. See nearby landmarks, including the Santee Coastal Reserve, Francis Marion National Forest and Brookgreen Gardens.

Make a trip back in time to the maritime and rice fields origins of South Carolina in Georgetown.

Top hotels in Georgetown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn Georgetown - Marina
Hampton Inn Georgetown - Marina
2.5 out of 5
420 Marina Dr, Georgetown, SC
Free cancellation
The price is £88 per night

Located in the heart of Georgetown, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Rice Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of DeBordieu Beach and North Island Beach. Hobcaw ...

4.2/5Excellent! (416 reviews)

"Georgetown landing marina is right out the back door"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

Hampton Inn Georgetown - Marina
Baymont by Wyndham Georgetown/Near Georgetown Marina
Baymont by Wyndham Georgetown/Near Georgetown Marina
2.5 out of 5
120 Church St, Georgetown, SC
The price is £47 per night

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Rice Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of DeBordieu Beach and North Island Beach. Hobcaw ...

3.2/5 (648 reviews)

"Everything was good. I always like staying at Baymont's."…"

Reviewed on 3 May 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Georgetown/Near Georgetown Marina
Rodeway Inn
Rodeway Inn
1.5 out of 5
600 Church St, Georgetown, SC
The price is £51 per night

Situated in Georgetown, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Rice Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of DeBordieu Beach and North Island Beach. Hobcaw Barony and ...

2.5/5 (141 reviews)

"Staff was super friendly and helpful. In fact we stayed 2 more nights because it was so quiet and relaxing"…"

Reviewed on 27 May 2020

Rodeway Inn

Popular places to visit in Georgetown

Hopsewee Plantation
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Hopsewee Plantation

5/5(1 review)

Relive a time when the pace of life was slow and afternoon tea was an elegant affair in this 18th-century mansion.

Hobcaw Barony
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Hobcaw Barony

Tour this grand country estate that once served as a playground for the rich and famous.

Rice Museum
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Rice Museum

Discover why this one-of-a-kind museum is dedicated to the history of rice.

Broadway at the Beach
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Broadway at the Beach

2/5(1 review)

A world of fun for all the family, this vast amusement complex offers seemingly endless options for dining, entertainment and shopping.

Ripley's Aquarium
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Ripley's Aquarium

Get up-close to thousands of fascinating, sometimes dangerous, sea creatures at South Carolina’s most popular attraction.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

1/5(1 review)

Take in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina coastline from one of North America’s tallest observation wheels. 

Top things to do in Georgetown

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

£48
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Motown Tribute Show
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Motown Tribute Show

£26
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating

£27
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Elvis Live Tribute
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Elvis Live Tribute

£14
Per adult
Ride From Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR)
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Ride From Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR)

£40
Per adult
Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

£23
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend

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