Internationally known as being a center for research and education, Hobcaw Barony was once a place where Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt spent time in the Low Country. Schedule a 2 hour guided tour to see the Hobcaw House where leaders of the 20th Century stayed and explore the 17,500 acres of unique ecosystem.
The name Hobcaw was given by the Native Americans, meaning between the waters. In 1718 the land was granted as a barony to English royalty. It was then sold and subdivided into rice plantations and then in 1905 an advisor to presidents purchased the property for winter hunting.
Eventually the land was sold to his oldest child, Belle, and at the time of her death in 1964 she entrusted the land to be preserved as an outdoor learning laboratory for college research and education. The Belle W. Baruch Foundation owns and operates the property today.
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Tours given Tuesday – Friday (call to schedule)