you may have heard, Georgetown suffered from a fire on September 25,
2013. Here is what you may want to know:
• The fire was contained to the middle of the 700 block.
• The SC Maritime
Museum, Black Mingo, Sweeties, The Art Gallery and Thomas Cafe were
spared. They are in perfect condition and open for business.
Harborwalk is also fully intact and open to walk along the full length of the waterfront.
• All public docks are structurally sound and open.
• All marinas are fully functioning and open.
• This fire was devastating to Georgetown but we are well on the way to
recovery. In fact, all but two businesses have relocated to different
blocks along Front Street.
• The businesses that relocated are Zest (now
700 Modern Grill & Bar), Doodlebugs, Goudelock (now Rice Birds),
Harborwalk Books (now called Clock Tower Books), Colonial Florist and
In other words, don't hesitate to visit
Georgetown, we are open for business. Its a wonderful friendly stopover along the ICW or along Rt. 17 between Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
Georgetown Business Association
Welcome to Georgetown South Carolina!
Georgetown is a truly a remarkable small historic waterfront community. We have a vibrant downtown area filled with restaurants and shops that runs along the Harborwalk. We also have all the conveniences of a larger city just outside the historic district.
Why is this such a wonderful place to visit, to live and/or to start a business?
1. Waterfront: Georgetown is one of a very few communities where the downtown is truly on the water with an attractive, easily navigable and handicapped-accessible Harborwalk and diverse opportunities for expanded outdoor activities (fishing, kayaks, sailing, paddle boards, etc.) as well as an array of excellent river cruises/tours leaving from the Harborwalk.
2. Historic: Georgetown has four high quality museums in a four-block area (Rice, Maritime, Historic, and Kaminski House Museums), architecturally and historically significant buildings on Front, Prince, Highmarket, Duke and Church Streets and homes throughout the Historic District, and an interesting and diverse number of walking and riding tours in the Historic District.
3. Artistic: Georgetown has Art Galleries downtown, but more important, several outstanding artists live or work or exhibit their work downtown and several more outstanding artists live or work or exhibit their work between McClellanville and Murrells Inlet.
4. Small Town: Downtown Georgetown is a friendly and compact place with a “small town feel.” Residents and visitors feel they are in a small and intimate setting, where they can walk throughout the historic and retail districts and along the waterfront in a very manageable and pleasant way.
5. And More: • Excellent and diverse Restaurants Unique • Independently owned shops and antiques stores • Distinct and attractive old style theatre in the Strand • Attractive parks, rest areas, fountains, and public restrooms • Free and convenient parking • Attractive and helpful way-finding signage
Visit Georgetown and enjoy all that it has to offer... unique stores and boutiques, wonderful restaurants, historic tours and museums. For transient boaters you will find all the amenities you need within walking distance. Read more...