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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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Belle Baruch's Hobcaw Barony - the Belle of Conservancy

The Visitor Center is the heart of this exquisite piece of land that thanks to Belle, Bernard... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
pmirage77
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Hidden gem

You could drive past this place 1000 times and never realize what you're missing. There's not a lot... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Ravenito
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Bernard M. Baruch family estate
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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On U.S. 17, 2 mi north of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC
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+1 843-546-4623
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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

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

1  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
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is my second visit in the last 5 years. The home is well maintained and the visitors center has wonderful exhibits on nature.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very interesting, informative, insight into a family dedicated to a beautiful region, the Baruch family left a wonderful legacy for all to enjoy and study.

Thank pjs1960
Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you want to understand some of the rich history of the low country including the early economy, the connection to slavery, and the ecology and biology of the area, you will enjoy this center and the tour. It takes at least 2.5-3 hours so...More

Thank Familytraveler2010
Sydney N, Public Relations Manager at Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

We are delighted you enjoyed your tour of Hobcaw Barony! Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had a very informative visit to Hobcaw Barony. Both our driver/guide, Stuart and the house docent, Sue were extremely knowledgeable and solicited and answered numerous questions. We started with a movie that provided background as to what we were going to see. We learned...More

2  Thank Steven K
Sydney N, Public Relations Manager at Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Steven, you really absorbed the Hobcaw Barony tour! We are so pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very informative tour. There is so much history is this area, make sure you take this tour. If you like history & scenery this is for you.

Thank shelleyk24
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The visitor's center is nice, but the guided tour of the property is one the highlights of our trips to the area. The history surrounding this property and family is a piece of history we would never have known otherwise, and it's very fascinating. We...More

Thank carolt130
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We took the intro tour and found it very interesting. It's great what they are doing there with the research and preservation. They offer other tours that I would like to do also. You don't really get out in the nature part on this tour...More

Thank Terri T
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Robin A
How long is the tour and what are the hours on Monday, March 27th, 2017?
26 March 2017|
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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
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Lori B
Can you just stop by the discovery center anytime or do you have to make a reservation? And can you see the plantation house without taking a tour?
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
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Clittle44
How is the discovery center without the tour?
29 January 2016|
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Response from flamouth3 | 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.
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