Hobcaw Barony

Slightly north of Georgetown, Hobcaw Barony is a 16,000-acre natural preserve and wildlife refuge owned by The Belle W. Baruch Foundation. Historically, it was the winter residence of presidential adviser and Wall Street millionaire Bernard M. Baruch. Open to the public through expertly guided tours, visitors see the 13,500-square-foot mansion he called home and where he hosted such visitors as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill, Britain’s war-time prime minister. Other areas in the refuge include the grounds and stables of Bellefield Plantation, slave settlements, a church, and a salt marsh boardwalk. The Visitors Center features a small nature/history museum with two alligators, a saltwater touch tank, a touch table, videos and many other exhibits to entertain adults and children.

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