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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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Wonderful place and don't miss the van tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Upstate New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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43 reviews 43 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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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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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