Georgetown was founded in 1729, making it the third oldest city in South Carolina. It became established as a port of entry, allowing the area's farmers and merchants the freedom to bypass the port at Charleston. Today, Georgetown is a city of about 10,000 that is known for its generous and genuine Southern hospitality.
Georgetown's Harborwalk is a waterfront boardwalk that overlooks the Sampit River Harbor and links two of Georgetown's most significant buildings, the Kaminski House (c. 1760) and the Rice Museum (locals call it Town Clock because of its four clock faces.) Along Harborwalk visitors will discover a stunning collection of wonderful restaurants, vibrant art galleries, and charming specialty shops. Also in the Historic District is the Georgetown County Museum, which features over 300 years of the areas culture and history. Harborwalk is a place most visitors will want to spend several hours investigating. Guided boat tours offer an exciting opportunity to discover Georgetown and the waters that surround it.
Georgetown is located just off Highway 17. It sits between Myrtle Beach and Charleston.