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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 #1 of 13 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Aquariums, Historic Sites, History Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Bernard M. Baruch family estate
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Buffalo, New York
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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
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Oriental, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This was a "plantation" stop on Cap'n Rod's plantation tour. Hobcaw was purchased by Mr. Bernard Baruch, Wall Street financier, in 1905. After the previous building burned to the ground Mr Baruch built this brick house in the 1930s as a winter hunting retreat for himself and friends. Mr Baruch was an advisor to 6 presidents including FDR. FDR stayed... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

this is an awesome experience, very interesting and informative, I also recommend Cap'n Rods plantation tours, the two compliment each other nicely. You are taken to another place and time, so rich in history, I could go on all day.

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Pennsylvania
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stopped by to check this place out as Belle W. Baruch and her 17,500 acre wildlife preserve was pointed out and discussed during our lowcountry boat tour. The visitors center is very nice with much information and some of Belle's things she owned. I would have loved to take a tour of some of the preserve, but tours were... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This place will wow you with history. Check out their tour options and sign up beforehand. They even have history, nature and even fly fishing options!

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