Things To Do In Georgetown

Georgetown County is located in northeastern South Carolina on the Atlantic Ocean, between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. It is a setting of stunning natural beauty and historical significance, with superb cultural and recreational amenities. You’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind attractions like Hobcaw Barony and Brookgreen Gardens, excellent medical care facilities, gracious coastal and inland residential communities, and lively arts and cultural events held throughout the year.

Did we mention the weather is delightful? You can enjoy outdoor recreation four seasons of the year. Georgetown was recently featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the “Ten U.S. Adrenaline Outposts” for its great fishing, boating, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Comb our beaches, sail our waters, meander on our harborwalk and explore our plantations. Stay and indulge yourself in our southern hospitality – it is our pleasure to accommodate you!



Black River Outdoor Center & Expeditions
Phone: (843) 546-4840
Canoe and kayak rentals, sales, naturalist guided tours of blackwater cypress-tupelo swamps, saltwater marshes, plantation creeks and canals, and Historic Georgetown Harbor.

Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: (843) 235-6000 or (800) 849-1931
In 1931 Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington founded Brookgreen Gardens, a non-profit garden museum, to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art within that natural setting. Today, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world and has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas.

Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Plantation Tours
705B Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 477-0287
Pontoon boat tours on the beautiful lowcountry rivers and creeks.

Georgetown County Museum
623 Prince Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 545-7020
In the heart of the historic district is the Georgetown County Museum, preserving and displaying more than 300 years of history and culture in the third oldest city in South Carolina.

Hammock Shops Village
10880 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: (843)-237-8448
22 unique shops and restaurants. Home of the Original Pawleys Island Hammock. Browse the beautiful garden-like grounds and shop for everything from clothing, shoes, children’s wear, gifts, jewelry to toys, collectibles, art, candles and more. A wonderful shopping experience for the whole family.

Historic Georgetown SC
Georgetown, SC 29440
A beautiful dine, shop, stay, and play directory for historic Georgetown.

Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 546-4623
Hobcaw Barony, a natural preserve and wildlife refuge, was also the winter residence of presidential advisor and Wall Street millionaire Bernard M. Baruch. Open to the public through guided tours, you can see the 13,500 sq. ft. mansion he called home and where he hosted such visitors as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill. Other stops in the 17,500-acre refuge include the grounds and stables of Bellefield Plantation, a ride through the only existing slave street left on the Waccamaw Neck, and a stroll along a salt marsh boardwalk. The Discovery Center is open Monday through Friday, with exhibits pertaining to the history and ecology of the property.

Hopsewee Plantation
494 Hopsewee Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 546-7891
A National Historic Landmark, Hopsewee is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Built in 1740, the house is a typical Lowcountry rice plantation dwelling. Hopsewee is a preservation rather than restoration and has never been allowed to fall into decay. Only five families have owned it and it is very much the same as when first built. The privately owned home is open from attic to cellar and is furnished with 18th and 19th century furniture. After a tour of Hopsewee, enjoy an English style tea with a Southern flare.

Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Hwy.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: (843) 237-4440
This picturesque oceanfront park is a coastal escape of natural beauty. Amenities include RV and tent sites, ocean swimming and fishing, nature trails, daily nature programs, and a gift store. “Atalaya,” the former winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, is the site each year for the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival.

Kaminski House Museum
1003 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 546-7706
Located in the heart of Georgetown’s Historic District, the Kaminski House was built about 1769, and contains an outstanding collection of American and English antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Rice Museum
633 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 546-7423
Georgetown’s museum of Art & History. Exhibits include dioramas of the rice culture, The Brown’s Ferry vessel (a 1730’s river vessel) and the film “The Garden of Gold,” which tells the story of the rice culture in Georgetown County.

Rover Boat Tours
735 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: Inside SC (843)546-8822,Outside SC (800) 705-9063
The Carolina Rover will take you on a 3-hour ecotourism cruise of the historic, unspoiled nature of the Lowcountry surrounding Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and Winyah Bay.

Swamp Fox Tours
814 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 527-1112
Tour historic Georgetown by tram. Hear authentic history spanning almost 300 years as they drive by early homes, public buildings, and many other points of interest.


Playing golf in the Georgetown area is a rare treat. Deep swamps and centuries-old live oaks line fairways, while attentive water birds monitor the water hazards, many fashioned from old reserve ponds that were originally used to flood the rice fields. Many of these championship courses are built on historic rice plantations, giving each its own distinguished character and natural beauty.

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