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Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center

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Address: On U.S. 17, 2 mi north of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC
Phone Number: 843/546-4623
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Bernard M. Baruch family estate

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History of USA brought to life

Colonial history, some info on Rice plantations, lots on Bernard Baruch and his family; how Northerners helped preserve our natural resources.he was an interesting g person who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cornelia Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colonial history, some info on Rice plantations, lots on Bernard Baruch and his family; how Northerners helped preserve our natural resources.he was an interesting g person who influenced 9 Presidents, more interesting to me is the work being done by Clemson and USC on forestry and tidal changes...almost 50 years of data. Lots of archeological sites that will tell more... More 

Thank Cornelia Z
Waxhaw, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend visiting Hobcaw if you like history. I saw a documentary on PBS about it, and had to plan a trip. It's a nice day trip, but if you are staying at the beach it's a good attraction to go see if you are ha history buff. Take 17 to Georgetown. You are on a good 2 hour van... More 

Thank Carol S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great insight into the Baruch family's contribution to the ecological and environmental preservation of coastal South Carolina

Thank Yorkville84
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at the visitor center around noon and were told that the tours were already finished for the day. They have bus tours Tuesday - Friday at 10AM and 11AM. I would recommend reserving a tour on their website before you drive there. Hope to take a tour in the future. The Discovery Center was very nice as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband & I often travel to South Carolina beaches and when we visit we like to enjoy a variety of adventures & events. We recommend checking out what's happening at Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach State Park with Atalaya, Murrells Inlet, and Hobcaw Barony. FYI Background of Hobcaw Barony: "16,000 acres of privately owned research reserve which encompass a rich... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We took a very interesting 2 hour guided tour of this 16000 acre plantation. We were able to see authentic slave cabins, some wild life, and a tour of the Baruch family’s house. We learned about the family and their famous visitors. Our tour guide was Jeanne. She normally doesn’t give tours anymore, but she clearly loves the history, the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Excellent guided tour of the house and grounds (the grounds are larger than Manhattan Island)! There is a rich history of the 20th century unveiled in the tour of the house, plus the amazing conservation activities in the grounds make this an enjoyable experience.

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Bucerias, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the introductory tour - it was well worth the time and money. I liked the fact that the group size was restricted to a maximum of 14 people. I learned a lot about the Baruch family and their lives in a much different era. It is amazing that Belle Baruch had the foresight to purchase this land... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We were excited to tour Hobcaw Barony and learn of it's rich history. Our tour guide, Lee Brockington, was not only one of the most knowledgeable people about the history of this plantation, she made it come to life. Her enthusiasm and experience of 30 some years at this plantation made it such a joy to tour. So much history... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Wonderful tour guide for our bus ride out to the estate, and another wonderful guide at the house. Would loved to have seen more, but they are still doing restoration. Well worth the visit and what a great job they are doing preserving the land and home.

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