Peek around the corner and discover the secrets that await in the City of Georgetown. Located at the confluence of five freshwater systems, the City of Georgetown is South Carolina's third oldest port city. Come discover her Live Oak lined streets, historic homes, grand old churches and museums. Grab a map of the Historic District and discover the city time forgot. At least, it seems that way. The smell of fresh-cut grass and the clank of a ship's bell at the dock remind us of a simpler time. With a history that dates back to Pre-Revolutionary War times, Georgetown's roots are still evident in her beauty and stature. Here are a few treasures awaiting your discovery. Historic Churches and Quiet Cemeteries - The Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, Bethel AME Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church and others welcome visitors. Several of the churches are open to the public seasonally. In the cemeteries, quiet reflection is enjoyed amid the moss-draped paths in these silent resting places. Historic District Tours - There are numerous ways to discover the 16+ blocks in the City of Georgetown which are on the National Register of Historic Places. One can grab a self-guided walking tour map and set out individually, or a number of local tour guides are available to escort the entire family and fill in the many details that make a town memorable. Trolley, car and walking tours are all options. Shrimp Docks - There is something about the smell of fish and shrimp offloaded fresh from the boat...mostly all good! Walk along the docks and read the names of the vessels and talk to the local fishermen. Watch the seagulls dive down for a quick morsel, select your dinner items and have them packed on ice and anticipate the awesome flavor! Winyah Indigo Society Hall - Named for its ties to the Winyah tribe of indians and the prosperous growth of the indigo plant, the inside of this historic building on the corner of Prince and Cannon Streets is normally not open to the public, but is a commanding structure to behold. It was built in 1853 to serve the Coastal Society and has been used as a school, meeting place, library and as a hospital for Federal troops during the Civil War. The Kaminski House, Rice Museum, SC Maritime Museum and the Georgetown County Historical Museum all offer their own secret findings and tell tales of triumph and suffering. With street names such as Cannon, Queen, Prince, Meeting and Church, and a keen appreciation of the past, Georgetown's history is as evident today as it was hundreds of years ago. Shell and Plantation Boat Tours - A number of boat cruises including Rover Tours depart from the City and are available to discover the rivers and waterways that are such a part of Georgetown's history. Pontoon boats and sailing vessels, which were the established methods of transportation hundreds of years ago, travel down the rivers. Sail past plantations, wildlife preserves and other sites. East Bay Park - East Bay Park at the foot of Front Street offers a large variety of playground equipment, tennis courts and ball fields. There is also a public boat ramp available. The City also offers additional waterfront and inland parks for your enjoyment. Front Street Shopping, Dining and Fun! - Perhaps the most important part of a trip to Georgetown is strolling down Front Street. Boutique shops, antique stores and local eateries are open to enjoy and mouth watering restaurants will tempt any pallet. Stroll down Front Street and return via the Harborwalk - a river-front walkway that runs from one end of Front Street to the other. Discover the treasures that abound. Delight in the hospitality of the people, attend the many festivals and special events or look for a ghost among the historic sites. You just may see one!