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The South Carolina Maritime Museum

In 1996, the Harbor Historical Association launched a dream to create a museum that would celebrate the maritime history of South Carolina and Georgetown, the state’s second largest port. In 2011, with community support, the South Carolina Maritime Museum opened on the waterfront in historic downtown Georgetown.

Home to the prized Fresnel lens of the old North Island lighthouse, our mission is to create enjoyable experiences for both young people and adults by featuring exhibits, programs and events related to South Carolina’s rich and remarkable maritime history.

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It’s the 29th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show! Join us on Oct. 20 and 21

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – always held on the third weekend in October – features one of the Southeast’s finest wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a boat building competition and race, a cardboard boat regatta, kid’s model boat building, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music.

Wooden Boat for Display | Boatbuilding Competition | Sponsorship | Friday Night Auction Tickets


History for Lunch: September 19

“The Fossils of South Carolina” will be presented by Matt Gibson, Curator of Natural History, The Charleston Museum, and will kick off the SC Maritime Museum’s new exhibit “Beneath  Dark Waters: The Fossil Discoveries of South Carolina’s Lowcountry Waterways.”

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

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New Exhibit Coming Fall 2018

The South Carolina Museum presents…..
“Beneath Dark Waters”

The Fossil Discoveries of South Carolina’s Lowcountry Waterways

More Info Coming Soon!

Shipwrecks of South Carolina

On the bottom of the ocean off of South Carolina’s coast and along the banks of its many rivers are resting places for  hundreds of shipwrecks. Artifacts collected by divers, beautiful ship models and historic photographic images tell fascinating tales of war, storm, collision and neglect at South Carolina Maritime Museum’s “Shipwrecks” exhibit.

The fascinating “Shipwrecks of South Carolina” exhibit is displayed on the newly renovated second floor of the museum and can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

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“Buy” a brick, preserve your place in history

A wall of nearly 300-year-old bricks recovered from the BROWN’S FERRY VESSEL (c. 1730)  is a focal point in the newly renovated and expanded SC Maritime Museum.

The purchase of a BROWN’S FERRY brick is a rare opportunity to “truly” be part of the SC Maritime Museum. A historical brick with a commemorative inscription of the donor’s choice can be purchased for $200.

You can purchase your brick online or call Amy Rowe at the SCMM, 843-520-0111.

Bricks: $200 each, tax deductible donation to the Raise the Sails Appeal.

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Maritime Park Event Venue

Maritime Park, Georgetown SC’s newest outdoor waterfront event and wedding reception venue, is now available to rent! This venue is situated in the heart of Historic Downtown Georgetown overlooking the Harborwalk and Sampit River making it a beautiful stage for your next event.

The Park is managed by Atlantis Property Management. Please click on the link below to visit the SC Maritime Park website for contact info, rates, FAQ’s and event planning resources.