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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, most recently the... 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, most recently the wealthy Wall Street magnate Baruch family, which preserved it for future generations. Today it's a 16,000-acre wildlife refuge used for college-level research. Visitors can take a guided tour of the Baruch estate and the former slave village and school house, 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, Hobcaw Barony is a great way to spend a day.
- 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.