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In 1718, King George II granted a barony (12,000 acres of land) here to John Lord Carteret, who remained the owner until 1730. Since then, the land has had various owners and uses, giving it quite an... Read More
In 1718, King George II granted a barony (12,000 acres of land) here to John Lord Carteret, who remained the owner until 1730. Since then, the land has had various owners and uses, giving it quite an interesting pedigree. Today it's a 17,500 acre wildlife refuge used for college-level research. Criss-crossed by over 100 miles of dirt roads, the property is easy to get lost on, so the only way to see it is via a guided tour, a fascinating outing that appeals to both history and nature buffs. Located about 1 mile north of Georgetown and 35 miles south of Myrtle Beach.
22 Hobcaw Rd
Georgetown, SC 29440
- Discovery Center: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
- Tours: Tue-Fri 9:30am
- Discovery Center Free; Donations Appreciated
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Hobcaw Barony is isolated and lightly attended, allowing for some alone time in the beautiful Lowcountry setting.
- Best for Tours and Excursions Because: The guided tours of this expansive property are both informative, fun and isolated enough to make it a romantic excursion.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Hobcaw Barony serves as the Grand Strand's closest connection to its colonial past. This place is loaded with history.