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Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center

Address: On U.S. 17, 2 mi north of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC
Phone Number: 843/546-4623
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Georgetown
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bernard M. Baruch family estate
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Bernard M. Baruch family estate

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Jellico, TN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As stated, the tour guide repeats most of what is in the movie. Our guide Stu did well answering questions. We thought it was going to be about the plantation and surrounding land use. It is 90% about Belle Baruch the foundation founder and her elitist N.Y. family. Fairly boring after 30 minutes. Unlike the benficial philanthropy of the Huntington... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When in Georgetown you have to visit at least one plantation home. The one included in this history tour was fascinating to see & learn about. The tour guides were knowledgeable and made it interesting. Comfortable in the a/c bus getting to the home as well as visiting the slave quarters area.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our Introductory Tours of Hobcaw Barony are advertised as "two-hour bus tours...the bus stops for a tour inside the Baruch family's home..." Limited by 14 seats, the Intro Tours are most appropriate for people over 8 years old. We offer a range of programs for children of all ages and strive to make each visit a pleasurable one for visitors... More 

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Narvon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I visited Hobcaw Barony this week. The Visitors Center is beautiful and the staff were very kind and helpful. The tour guide/bus driver was informative and funny. He gave us a history and environment lesson on the trip to the plantation home and back. The whole visit took a little over 2 hours and was very well... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had the lady Karen take us through the house she was miserable. Hated kids, anything that took her "off script" she was unable to deal with. Paid 20 dollars a piece for my 1 & 5 year old and was treated like we did not deserve to be there. The place was nice the free feeding frenzy was amazing... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 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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