Hobcaw Barony Tour/Drive
December 16th, 2021
Contact Millie Horton if you are interested
Introductory Tour of Hobcaw Barony
This two hour bus tour travels down ten miles of rustic dirt roads, requires little walking, and includes highlights of Hobcaw Barony’s 16,000 acres of history and ecology. A privately owned research reserve, the property represents every environment and century in the Lowcountry. Naval stores, indigo, and rice production ended by 1905 when the land was purchased by Bernard Baruch. A native South Carolinian and Wall Street financier, he and other millionaires hunted ducks, deer and wild turkeys on this winter retreat. The bus stops for a tour inside his 1930 home that played host to politicians, generals and newspapermen as well as Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt.
In addition to Hobcaw House, tours include a drive by Bellefield Plantation and stables, the home of Belle Baruch who owned the property by 1956, and a drive through Friendfield Village, the last 19th century slave village on the Waccamaw Neck. We share information on coastal ecosystems, native wildlife and endangered species. Limited by 10 seats, the Introductory Tours are most appropriate for people over 8 years old.
Discover Hobcaw reservations are $25 per person, reservations required.
Access/Entry to the property is only by guided tour or programs.
When arriving for a tour or program, a short film will be shown before the tour, so please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour or program at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center.
NOTE: Masks are REQUIRED to go on the tour.
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC 29440