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Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center

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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Bernard M. Baruch family estate

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History and Nature

The visitors center at Hobcaw Barony is open all day and very interesting for all those interested in nature and history. They also have a touch tank and exhibits that little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Georgetown, South Carolina
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Georgetown, South Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The visitors center at Hobcaw Barony is open all day and very interesting for all those interested in nature and history. They also have a touch tank and exhibits that little ones will like. The property tour (goes twice a day) is well worth it, but probably not appropriate for small children. A highlight of the property tour is the... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very interesting (and I am sure surprising to some) history at Hobcaw Barony and it should not be missed. One of the few beautiful pristine areas were you can enjoy the fascinating story of Bernard Baruch and his daughter Belle. Lovely views from the front porch of the house of Winyah Bay.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I work on the property and it is such a cool place to fish, bird watch, and just experience the low country. Built by Bernard Baruch, sold to Belle Baruch then donated to the Hobcaw Foundation its a cool nature reserve.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place has lots to offer, the tour of the grounds and house is great. Informations begins with purchase of lands vp by Bernard Baruch in early 1900's and the stewardship of his daughter. Amazing research being done. Many special tours are available such as kayak, beach night walk, so do your research. Includes conservation and reclaiming of the long... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have done two tours here and loved them both. Start with the Introductory Tour which will tell you the story of the Baruch family, how Bernard Baruch came to own the 16,000 acres that make up Hobcaw Barony and what lead to this foundation being bequeathed by his daughter Belle. All so interesting. Once you have done the first... More 

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durham, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Hobcaw Barony. Was so pleased to learn about educational and environmental preservations efforts there. I recommend the 1-hour van tour. I found it fascinating.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You will not learn about plantation history as much as you learn about how Northerners helped save some real treasurers. Baruch had the ear of many presidents. His daughter was an early independent woman making her own way and preserving the lands for world renowned research. Well worth the time and cost to round out your knowledge of the area... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Our family enjoyed the two hour tour of the main house and party of the expansive property that totals 16,000 acres! Terrific guides that were well informed and could answer any question. Enjoyed touring the main home that still features furnishings from the period when the Baruch's occupied this retreat. Later in the afternoon, our two boys and I enjoyed... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Wow, I had been to Hobcaw about 15 years ago and the tour was adequate. We were lucky enough to have a personal tour with Lee Brockington, what a treat! So knowledgeable with interesting stories of the visitors and owners of Hobcaw. I hope to become a sustaining member in the near future. A must see if in the Georgetown... More 

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Upstate New York
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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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