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

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Visiting Hobcaw Barony has been on my to do list since moving to the area and finally made it. We did the 2 hour Introductory Tour which is primarily a bus ride around a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting Hobcaw Barony has been on my to do list since moving to the area and finally made it. We did the 2 hour Introductory Tour which is primarily a bus ride around a small part of the Barony with a stop and guided tour of the estate. The history of the Baruch's was very interesting and would recommend it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Hobcaw Barony. We had driven by for years and had never stopped. So we booked the introductory tour & got the 2 hour visit to the property including the Baruch country estate. I had expected a little more from the tour but enjoyed the visit & the opportunity to learn about the history of the place.

Thank EOMoby
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ben and Mrs Too came across this gem as a result of our new touring technique. This involves scanning, very carefully, a map which shows the smaller towns, villages, etc. surrounding our t primary destination. In this case, we were headed to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but dredged up Georgetown, Mullers Inlet, Garden City, Pawley’s Island and on and on.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place to visit. Very educational tour. I would recommend to all ages. The facility is the beginning of the tour. Then you take a guided tour by bus which includes a very knowledgeable guide and you get to tour the home and waterfront.

Thank Betty B
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a history buff and a naturalist so I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Baruch home place in particular the forward initiatives of Belle Baruch. What an incredible woman ! Gifted in so many ways but most impressive is her legacy of Hobcaw Barony and the perpetual protection she set up for the 16,000 acres. The visitor center and the... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

If the purpose of your visit is to learn the history of the Baruch Family, then this tour will be most satisfactory for you. However, if like me, the main goal was to explore the 16,000 acre preserve, you will be sorely disappointed. At least half of the 2 hour tour was spent at the main home of the Baruch... More 

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Sydney N, Public Relations Manager at Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center, responded to this review

Bearsfan51, Thank you for taking the Introductory Tour at Hobcaw Barony. As our website describes, that tour focuses on Hobcaw House, includes a drive by Bellefield Plantation and stables (the home of Belle Baruch who owned the property by 1956), and drives through Friendfield Village, the last 19th century slave village on the Waccamaw Neck. We share information on coastal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place is The Belle W Baruch Foundation. In 1964 Belle gave the gift of her estate Hobcaw Barony to the state of South Carolina. The foundation is charged with maintaining the natural integrity of the land. This is one of only a few places that you can go into original slave homes. Several homes and a church. If you... More 

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Pawleys Island for 6 years, and I finally took the time to visit the Hobcaw Barony with some visiting family members. We all agreed that it was much more interesting than we thought it would be. We are history buffs, so that part of the tour is what interested us the most. The tour guides were very... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

You need a reservation for this 2-hour tour. We called but were unable to get in, yet we stopped to see the Discovery Center. As luck would have it, we were able to get the last 2 spots on the tour as someone didn't show up. It was terrific! Highly recommended if you're in the area, but again, call ahead!

Thank JerseyShoreGma
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Excellent presentation of very interesting large area formerly owned by financier Bernard Baruch - who had Georgetown connections. Now a research area for Clemson and University of SC. Visitors see the house where President Roosevelt stayed and antebelum buildings. Visitors Center has excellent presentation on the area.

Thank TomR501

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