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Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center

On U.S. 17, 2 mi north of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC
843/546-4623
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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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Tampa, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Salisbury
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85 helpful votes 85 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
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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
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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
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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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