When you’re vacationing in the coastal South Carolina area a must-see place to visit is the historic city of Georgetown, SC. Located halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston this is South Carolina’s 3rd oldest city and history buffs will love exploring. There’s plenty of things to see and do from lots of waterfront shopping to boating, fishing, dining and taking in the ghost tours and historic tours in the area. If you’re coming soon, here’s the top 5 things to do in Georgetown that you’ll want to check out while you’re here!
1. SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary
Animal lovers won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit this animal sanctuary. There are many special events held here throughout the year. The sanctuary provides a compassionate ‘no-kill/no-breed’ haven for abused, neglected and unwanted exotic animals. If you’re interested in taking a behind the scenes tour of SC CARES & meeting the animal residents please call 843-546-7893 to set up an appointment. SC-C.A.R.E.S. is located at 236 Abbeville Drive in Georgetown, South Carolina.
Collect sea shells, see Dolphins in their natural habitat, and view the Georgetown lighthouse all while enjoying a tour on a modern 40-foot pontoon boat. The naturalist-guided tour will enable you to listen, watch, and learn about the nature and history of one of America’s oldest settled areas, a place where history lives in harmony with the natural world. Vistas of the estuary and salt marshes will surround you, perhaps dolphins or a sea turtle will swim alongside, while overhead bald eagles, terns, pelicans, herons and egrets dance on the wind. Adults 12 years and over or 90 pounds and over are $ 35.00 each, children 11 years and under or under 90 pounds are $ 25.00 each. Rover Boat Tours is located at 735 Front Street in Georgetown, SC. (843) 546-8822
3. Kaminski House Museum
Located at 1003 Front Street in historic Georgetown is the Kaminski House Museum. Meticulously preserved, come experience life in Georgetown in the 18th Century though the two Great Wars as you enjoy the guided tour and listen to intriguing tales of South Carolinians. The Kaminski House Museum offer antiques, architecture, and history all wrapped up in a bow of Southern hospitality not to be missed. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, House Tours: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., or by reservation by calling 843-546-7706.
At the same location as the Kaminski House Museum is where you’ll have the opportunity to tour this Georgian style brick home built in the 1740s. It is known that George Washington was entertained in this residence. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, House Tours: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., or by reservation by calling 843-546-7706.
5. Swamp Fox Players Productions
These are Broadway-quality shows you won’t soon forget! The Swamp Fox Players, a non-profit volunteer community organization, put on live performances four times each season at the Strand Theater in Georgetown. The Strand is located at 731 Front Street, near the intersection with Screven Street, and diagonally across from the Rice Museum clock tower. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 843-527-2924. The price of a ticket to a play is $15; a ticket to a musical is $18.
With so much to do around Georgetown SC you’re sure to have a fun-filled time no matter what time of year you visit. If you need accommodations during your trip, consider staying with us at DeBordieu Rentals. We’d be happy to talk with you about the type of accommodations that will best meet your needs. Give us a call toll-free at 800-797-3633 if we can help!