Built in 1769 in the heart of Georgetown’s historic district by Paul Trapier, a leading merchant of South Carolina. The Kaminski House has been owned by prominent Georgetonians including John Keith, Georgetown’s first mayor; Sheriff Edward Martin; and business owners Thomas Daggett and George Congdon. It was purchased by Harold and Julia Kaminski in 1931. Harold served as mayor of Georgetown in the late 1940s. He was the son of Heiman Kaminski, one of Georgetown’s most prominent merchants during the latter part of the 19th century.
Upon Julia Kaminski’s death in 1972, the colonial-era house was willed to the City of Georgetown for use as a museum. Today, the museum is run by the Friends of the Kaminski House, a non-profit organization, in partnership with the City of Georgetown. The Museum Store, which sells a variety of locally and regionally made items, helps support the mission of the museum.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Saturday; Closed Sunday
Tours: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., or by appointment.
Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for students (age 6-17), free for children 5 and under.