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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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Description: Bernard M. Baruch family estate

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Hobcaw Barony - A Gift of Beauty and Lifelong Learning for All to Enjoy

I have done two tours here and loved them both. Start with the Introductory Tour which will tell you the story of the Baruch family, how Bernard Baruch came to own the 16,000... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Irene B
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have done two tours here and loved them both. Start with the Introductory Tour which will tell you the story of the Baruch family, how Bernard Baruch came to own the 16,000 acres that make up Hobcaw Barony and what lead to this foundation being bequeathed by his daughter Belle. All so interesting. Once you have done the first... More 

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durham, nc
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Hobcaw Barony. Was so pleased to learn about educational and environmental preservations efforts there. I recommend the 1-hour van tour. I found it fascinating.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You will not learn about plantation history as much as you learn about how Northerners helped save some real treasurers. Baruch had the ear of many presidents. His daughter was an early independent woman making her own way and preserving the lands for world renowned research. Well worth the time and cost to round out your knowledge of the area... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Our family enjoyed the two hour tour of the main house and party of the expansive property that totals 16,000 acres! Terrific guides that were well informed and could answer any question. Enjoyed touring the main home that still features furnishings from the period when the Baruch's occupied this retreat. Later in the afternoon, our two boys and I enjoyed... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Wow, I had been to Hobcaw about 15 years ago and the tour was adequate. We were lucky enough to have a personal tour with Lee Brockington, what a treat! So knowledgeable with interesting stories of the visitors and owners of Hobcaw. I hope to become a sustaining member in the near future. A must see if in the Georgetown... More 

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Upstate New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lovely new visitor center with clean restroom facilities, top-notch gift shop, and wonderful interpretive displays concerning the barony and the wildlife and history of the area. This block of land is a number of former plantations assembled by Bernard Beruch, the NY financeer. He had a winter home, which you can tour, on the property which hosted many famous visitors... More 

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Jellico, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The title of my review was also the way this 3 hour tour was listed on the Hobcaw website. Our guide Richard Camlin, an eighteen year employee who is from the area made this such a memorable trip, as he exhibited his love for and knowledge of this beautiful place with his stories of the history of the land and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

we took the van tour and found it very interesting. We enjoyed the variety of information about the natural environment, the older history, the planation buildings and then the more recent history of this wealthy and well-connected American.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Returned after a previous visit for the in depth tour of the barony. Richard, out guide was great! An example of someone who absolutely loves his job and his association with Hobcaw Barony. We spent +3.5 hrs outside at the labs and inside many structures including Bellefield. It must have been an amazing place in its prime. It's stunning to... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Hobcaw Barony is a 50-square mile property put together from 10 rice plantations by Bernard Baruch on the South Carolina coast near Georgetown. THe two-hour mini-bus tour and visit to Baruch mansion was interesting and informative, particularly about the life of the Baruch family. The huge property was converted to a privately funded enviromental site used by universities including Clemson... More 

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