"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

Winyah Arts Association  Prospectus

Winyah Arts Association 28th Annual Multimedia Show Opening Reception: Saturday June 20,...


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,...

Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail at Prevost Gallery

Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail  will exhibit their work at the Rice Museum...

2015 Exhibition Schedule

January 17 through March 7, 2015: The Rice Museum will open its 2015 exhibition year...

Driftwood Turkey

Driftwood turkey, approximately 15 inches long, 8 inches high, 8 inches wide....

Teak Tray

  Square tray made of recycled teak. Seventeen inches square. Some pieces have traces of...

Sweetgrass Basket LH20

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

Sweetgrass Basket LH15

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

Oyster Shell Angels

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