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Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center

On U.S. 17, 2 mi north of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Aquariums, Historic Sites, History Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Bernard M. Baruch family estate
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Asheville, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Myrtle Beach area has a big share of tourist traps, artificial attractions, and gift shops to kill time- but there are places to go for a more natural beauty. Hobcaw Barony has a great history that is summarized in other reviews but what makes it worthwhile on a beach trip is exposure to huge undeveloped areas. There is a... More

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Jellico, TN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have lived part time in South Carolina for a little over four years and Hobcaw Barony has been on my "Bucket List" even longer. A friend and I were able to go a couple of weeks back. We took the introductory tour which begins at the visitor center with a film about the history of the barony and a... More

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Visitors Center was only a 5-minute drive from the Hampton Inn in Georgetown, SC. The staff at the Visitors Center were very nice and we enjoyed our 2-hour tour of the plantation and tour of the home. This was the home of Wall Street financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruch. The original home burned and he re-built a beautiful... More

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Franklinton, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We saw it on the way down to Georgetown and after walking around and shopping in that charming old town, we still had time and funds in our travel budget. We had visited the Nina and Pinta replica boats in Georgetown Harbor. I have no problem paying for worthwhile educational experiences like those boats or the Hobcaw Barony. We took... More

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Buffalo, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Don't miss this wonderful place...home to a 16,000 acre former plantation site and the home of Bernard Baruch's family. The 2 hour tour took us along sandy side roads to see the woods and plants left to nature's design; a tour of the Baruch home on the river; a glimpse of the magnificent marsh which surrounds the land of the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this historic site. It was a former plantation and hunting lodge. We were able to visit the plantation home and grounds. The tour guide was excellent and the story behind the family and the gifting of the plantation to SC University was also very interesting. The visitors centre was well equipped and offered an excellent... More

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Buffalo, NY
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36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had driven by Hobcaw Barony many times, wondering what is was, and when we found a coupon in the Monster book and had a beautiful day, we decided to go. It is a place set aside to protect the pristine natural beauty of the South Carolina shore lands, as well as the keeper of the history that happened here.... More

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Conway, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Along the Grand Strand there are many places for people to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best places to get a look at history and at the pristine country is the Hobcaw Barony. Once a king's land grant that was transformed into rice plantations, Mr. Bernard Baruch purchased the land in the early 1900s. His daughter, Belle, eventually... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We took the Introductory Tour and loved it! Bernard Baruch and his daughter who owned the property were interesting people with well documented lives. Not only did we visit the main house, where Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill (among many other famous people) visited, we also saw a small slave town (there were multiple towns on the property). The... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We visited today to take the "Introductory Tour". The story, grounds and houses are fascinating for any history buff. There is so much history here. Imagine standing next to a bed slept in by FDR and Winston Churchill (Not at the same time we are assured)! The tours is run by extremely informative volunteers with a passion for both the... More

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