The Rice Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Face masks are not required for visiting the Prevost Gallery and Museum Gift Shop.

Museum Tours are given Tuesday through Saturday on the quarter-hour beginning at 11:15 and ending with the last tour beginning at 3:15.  Face masks are required for anyone taking the tour. 


The cost of a tour is as follows:

                                Adults - $7

                                Seniors (60 +) - $5

                                Students (Aged 6 - 21) - $3

                                Children - $3  (All children must be accompanied by an adult)



Dr. Eric Crawford at the Rice Museum
                   Friday, July 30


On Friday, July 30 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm,  join Dr. Eric Crawford at the Rice Museum for a book signing and discussion of his newly published work Gullah Spirituals:  The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South Carolina Sea Islands.  Representing the culmination of years of research, labor and love, this book traces the roots of negro spirituals back to St. Helena Island, South Carolina.

Eric is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music and Director of the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora studies at Coastal Carolina University.

A Reception will follow the discussion.



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              The Joseph Hayne Rainey Story Trove


The Joseph Hayne Rainey Story Trove is part of the Rice Museum's 50th anniversary initiative.  Our 50th anniversary gives us the opportunity to research, refresh and reconstruct the epic period of rice cultivation to find our place in the 21st century.  This includes telling the stories of all who worked in the era and connecting this history to our modern community,   

         The Story Trove project began in 2019, with Christopher Stapleton as our creative consultant (see video).  Through him. and with assistance from the Museum's Educational Committee, we have developed a unique and inspiring educational project based on the life of Joseph Hayne Rainey - the first U.S. African-American congressman as well as a Georgetown native.

        Using a strong historical narrative, students will explore Rainey's life in Georgetown, SC - from enslaved African to the United States House of Representatives.  Using artifacts, maps, letters and imagination, students bring Rainey to life in a one-hour voyage of discovery.

          The Joseph Haye Rainey Story Trove will arrive at the Rice Museum on Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, 2021.  Christopher Stapleton will lead the staff of the Museum and community leaders on techniques and implementation of the new and innovative history education program.

          The Rice Museum is excited to begin this new phase of outreach connecting community members to our unique political, social and economic history.

            Call the Museum at (843) 546-7423 with questions.

The StoryTrove is an box of story provactive artifacts that reveal narratives to  allow participants to revisit the past, reflect upon the present and reimagine the future of social history.  These creative conversational stories are created by