42. Historical Sites & Plantations

Located just south of the Grand Strand, South Carolina’s Lowcountry is one of the most scenic and history-rich regions in the country. And while Myrtle Beach is not technically part of the Lowcountry, it’s just a short drive away from some of the area’s most unique cultural gems.

The best part is that, if you plan it out right, you can experience several of the regions attractions in one day trip, and still have time to enjoy a great Lowcountry meal for dinner. These sites are must-see’s for anyone interested in American and Southern history.

The Rice Museum

Here’s a little-known fact — in 1840, Georgetown produced almost half of the American rice crop. In fact, the region’s output was vital not only to the rest of the colonies, but to other countries as well. In addition to the permanent collection and rotating exhibits that feature the works of local artists, the Museum is also home to the Browns Ferry Vessel – the oldest vessel on display in the nation.

The Rice Museum