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Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center

On U.S. 17, 2 mi north of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC
+1 843-546-4623
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Cool Place

This spot is easy to miss, but try to swing in for a visit. The grounds are only available via... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Jeffrey S

Excellent! I sent a group of older adults to tour Hobcaw Barony and they absolutely enjoyed every... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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Bernard M. Baruch family estate
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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On U.S. 17, 2 mi north of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC
+1 843-546-4623
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

This spot is easy to miss, but try to swing in for a visit. The grounds are only available via private tour, which require a reservation, but the visitor center is very informative.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Excellent! I sent a group of older adults to tour Hobcaw Barony and they absolutely enjoyed every moment. It is such a great tour for young and old.

Thank marykatherine2016
Reviewed 6 April 2017

From our greeting in the Visitors' Center through the end of the bus and home tour this was a great experience. Our guides both on the bus and in the house were knowledgeable, approachable - welcoming questions, comments. They packed a lot of information into...More

2  Thank Marianna287
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The forethought of this family and the people that took care of the land is truly amazing. The history that surrounds this place will keep you coming back and looking into who this family was. Belle had such kindness and really am so happy that...More

Thank InletMermaid
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We bring our classes from Ferrum College in Virginia to the Belle Baruch Marine Lab for a few days of studies and always stop in to the Discovery and Visitor Center for the students to get a historical view of the area and for them...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We enjoyed the video and the visitors' center before going on the tour. The tour includes a narrated bus ride throughout the property, including the slave dwellings, Belle's house, the research areas. The ride takes visitors to the main house, where a docent takes over...More

Thank TaraB0997
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We called to see if the tour was available and made a reservation. It all started in the Visitor's Center which featured a film about the grounds and the Baruch Family. All of the volunteers that were there couldn't have been nicer and friendlier. Our...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Visitor Center is the heart of this exquisite piece of land that thanks to Belle, Bernard Baruch's daughter, has set aside 16000 acres of rice plantations situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Waccamaw River. The Visitor Center displays maps of the property, has...More

1  Thank pmirage77
Reviewed 6 March 2017

You could drive past this place 1000 times and never realize what you're missing. There's not a lot to see at the visitor's center itself, but the tour is well worth taking. The house is remarkable. I really like that there is so much original...More

2  Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Perfect setting for an environmental fundraiser! Although Hurricane Matthew postponed the original event, it did not quell the enthusiasm of the crowd nor detract from the scenic setting.

Thank Ann M
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Robin A
26 March 2017|
Response from pmirage77 | Reviewed this property |
There are no standard tours scheduled on Mondays, Tours are conducted on Tuesday through Saturday. That means the 27th is out. However the Visitor Center is open and there is a lot of information available, If you can make... More
Lori B
3 March 2016|
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Response from Cornelia Z | Reviewed this property |
The visitor center is open to drop ins, but all tours need to be reserved. It's not a plantation house, it's the home built in early 1900s by Banard Baruch to use to entertain his friends, including Winston Churchill and... More
29 January 2016|
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Response from falmouth3 | Reviewed this property |
It's got some interesting displays and if you're in the neighboring area, it's worth stopping in, but it's not worth a special trip.