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Nov 20

Georgetown County

Join Lee Brockington, senior interpreter at Hobcaw Barony, on this tour of the 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 his millionaire friends hunted ducks, deer and wild turkeys on the grounds of this winter
retreat. The bus stops for a tour at his 1930 home that played host to generals, newspapermen and influential
politicians, including Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt. In addition to Hobcaw House, our tour
includes a ride past stables and Bellefield Plantation, the home of Belle Baruch who owned the property by 1956. It
also includes a drive through Friendfield Village, the last 19th-century slave village on the Waccamaw Neck.

For more information, contact the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University (OLLI@CCU).

Contact The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CCU for additional information