Hobcaw Barony Tour/Drive
Saturday January 18th
Both tours are full
More details to come. We will meet in Mt Pleasant then drive to Hobcaw Barony, just north of Georgetown. Directions are below. After the tour we will drive to Georgetown and have lunch at the Big Tuna restaurant.
There is only one bus which only holds 14 people. Since we have over 14 signed up, we have planned a second tour at 11am. The first 2-hour tour starts at 10am and the second at 11am. The first group needs to arrive by 9:30am. It is about an hour drive from Mt Pleasant. This group will meet at Kohl’s in the Oakland shopping center on Hwy 17 north at 8:15am and promptly leave at 8:30am. The second group will meet at Kohl's at 9:15am and leave promptly at 9:30am.
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 14 seats, the Introductory Tours are most appropriate for people over 8 years old.
Discover Hobcaw reservations are $20 per person, reservations required. Click here to register for Discover Hobcaw.
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.
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC 29440