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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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Truly Amazing

The forethought of this family and the people that took care of the land is truly amazing. The... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Excellent displays to explain the natural habitats and history of the area

We bring our classes from Ferrum College in Virginia to the Belle Baruch Marine Lab for a few days... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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Bernard M. Baruch family estate
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
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  • 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 5 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 21 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 15 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

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

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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.

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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
2 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 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.