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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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Interesting piece of living history and ecology

Highly educational and the place tells the story of an influential family in the US from 1905... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
via mobile
Very Interesting

We just visited the center and did not venture onto the grounds but the center is worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
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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
+1 843-546-4623
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Highly educational and the place tells the story of an influential family in the US from 1905 through WWII. Belle Baruch was an amazing woman and lived an exceptional life. It also is a pristine forest and eco system. We participated in the two hour...More

Thank HotelPhd
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We just visited the center and did not venture onto the grounds but the center is worth a visit. The folks there are very nice and there are interesting exhibits.

Thank Bridget R
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This was a school outing withy Granddaughter. I have always wanted to go and so glad I did. Alot to learn at this faculty. Come by and take a tour you want be disappointed.

1  Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our tour guide (Bob?) really had a great way of telling the story of the home and of the Bernard Baruch family. He was very knowledgeable, witty, spoke clearly and loudly. An amazing piece of America's history. Our driver (Tom?) was very knowledgeable and interesting...More

Thank michaelbrown990
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 5 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 5 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 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
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Robin A
25 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 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.