Seasonal Events at Hobcaw Barony

NORTH INLET BOAT TOUR
May 1, 2017 (Monday)
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
$125 / person, Limited to 4 persons
Enjoy a rare opportunity to travel as a group of six to  explore the creeks and islands of “the best understood estuary in the world.” Captain Paul Kenny and Foundation staff explain salt marsh ecology, international research and coastal history on a very special boat trip with a walk on North Island, where Lafayette landed in 1777. Departing from Hobcaw’s Clambank Landing, the boat meanders through serpentine creeks from the Inlet to Pumpkinseed Island, to Muddy Bay and back. Snacks, water and PFDs provided. Reservations are required, click here to register.
WORLD WAR II LIVING HISTORY DAY
May 20, 2017 (Saturday)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Unlimited, Car Caravan
Commemorate Armed Forces Day at Hobcaw Barony, remembering President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 visit. While war raged and D-Day was finalized FDR rested, guarded by Secret Service and all branches of the military. Join us at Hobcaw House to tour the house and grounds and meet World War II US Army re-enactors, led by guest speaker Mike Glazier. Interpretation focuses this day on the president’s month long stay, Belle’s Victory Garden, Georgetown’s municipal involvement and a world at war. Reservations are required, click here to register.
BARUCH ROUNDTABLE: LAFAYETTE ON HOBCAW BARONY’S SHORE
May 25, 2017 (Thursday)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$75 / person, Limited to 25 persons
The 19 year-old French soldier and aristocrat, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette became convinced that the American Revolution reflected his own beliefs stating “My heart was dedicated.” Join us for an intimate dinner at Hobcaw House and a lively talk by guest lecturer, Dr. Eldred “Wink” Prince: historian, author and Coastal Carolina University professor. Lafayette crossed the Atlantic Ocean landing off course “on lonely North Island,” due east of Hobcaw Barony on June 13, 1777. After a two-day stay, Lafayette swore to conquer or die for the American cause. The circumstances of his arrival and welcome by SC militia member, Major Benjamin Huger have been told by generations; Dr. Prince will help us separate legend from fact.  Reservations are required, click here to register.
AARON BURR AND THE ELECTION OF 1800
June 7, 2017 (Wednesday)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$30 / person, Limited to 75 persons
Calling all South Carolina history buffs to attend our traditional “Summer Supper” at Kimbel Lodge at Hobcaw Barony to drink, eat BBQ and listen to Steve Griffith, Esquire. Formerly of Charlotte and now a resident of Columbia, he has lectured at and been published through SC Historical Society and the South Caroliniana Library Society. His lecture will focus on South Carolina’s pivotal role in the election of 1800 when presidential candidates included incumbent John Adams, South Carolinian Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (son of Eliza Lucas Pinckney of indigo fame),Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr whose daughter Theodosia married Joseph Alston one of their wedding gifts was Oryzantia Plantation at Hobcaw. The contested election results, the famous Burr-Hamilton duel in 1804, Theodosia’s disappearance at sea in 1812, Joseph’s election as South Carolina governor in 1812, and his death of a broken heart. Intrigue, drama and tangled history – politics as usual! (Photo credit Smithsonianmag.com) (Please BYOB should you wish to have an alcoholic beverage.) Reservations are required, click here to register.
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WILD WEDNESDAY  SERIES – CHILDREN’S BEACH WALK
June 21, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited to 14 persons
Register your child (7-16) for a guided beach walk with Foundation staff and volunteers as we discuss barrier islands, maritime forests, tides and turtles. Traveling by bus through DeBordieu Colony to Hobcaw Beach, children disembark on the shore and may return with shells, fossils and “bio-facts.” Bring water, hat and sunscreen. Reservations are required, click here to register.
FAMILY TOUR OF HOBCAW BARONY
June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 / person, Limited to 28 persons
Have you always hoped to bring your children on a bus tour but wondered if they would enjoy their time? This family tour hits the highlights of Hobcaw Barony’s ecology, history and research, but includes more interpretation on wildlife and the children who once lived, visited or worked on the plantation. Stories from Belle Baruch’s own childhood will help us understand her desire to preserve the land forever. Reservations are required, click here to register.

WILD WEDNESDAY  SERIES – ALLIGATOR BIRTHDAY
July 5, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child
It’s Allie the alligator’s birthday! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn about these living dinosaurs and celebrate his birthday with cupcakes, juice and an alligator craft. Reservations are required, click here to register.
WILD WEDNESDAY  SERIES – GHOSTS FROM THE COAST
July 19, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited 43 persons
From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all brought beliefs to America and South Carolina is famous for its swamps, woods and unusual occurrences. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. Reservations are required, click here to register.
COOL IT! HOW AIR-CONDITIONING REVOLUTIONIZED THE SOUTH
July 26, 2017 (Wednesday)
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$25 / person, Limited to 28 persons
Rice planters evacuated, northern duck hunters visited in the winter. How did the South change when air-conditioning was invented? Enjoy a 20th century history lesson as we explore the changes to South Carolina agriculture, industry, population and culture while enjoy a glass of sweet tea in the cool interior of Hobcaw House. Reservations are required, click here to register.
WILD WEDNESDAY  SERIES – SNAKE BIRTHDAY PARTY
August 2, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child
Even our snakes have birthdays!  Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn all about them and celebrate with cupcakes, juice and a take home craft. Reservations are required, click here to register.
ART AND SOUL, HOBCAW’S ART COLLECTION
August 16, 2017 (Wednesday)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
$30 / person, Limited to 28
Celebrate Belle Baruch’s birthday at Hobcaw House by learning more about her art collection, the theft of a number of pieces, and their 2016 recovery and return. Original art by Aston Knight, Eugene Blocaille, F.M. Hollams, Rockwell Kent and “Allemany” (a recent mystery solved) is on view. Reproductions including those by Sir Alfred J. Munnings and Miguel Covarrubias tell stories of the Baruch family past. Highlights are shared from a past episode of  PBS’s Antiques Roadshow and a recent lecture at Charleston’s Gibbes Museum of Art by our executive director and a trustee. Art not usually on exhibit is included this day.  Reservations are required, click here to register.

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING
August 21, 2017 (Monday)

12:00 pm  – 4:30 pm, Limited to 28
$50 / person
August 21, 2017 offers a rare opportunity to view a TOTAL solar eclipse.  Join CCU adjunct teacher Ron Revere for a lecture about eclipses and what to expect.  The lecture begins promptly at noon then will travel by bus to Clambank landing to watch this event with supplied eclipse glasses.  Bring snacks, water and a folding chair if desired.  (Photo credit to NASA and LandBetweentheLakes.us) Reservations are required, click here to register.
 
CapN Rod (2)Cap’N Rod Boat Tours
Looking to visit Hobcaw Barony from a different perspective? Reserve your place on Cap’N Rod’s Boat Tours to arrive at Hobcaw Barony the way the Baruchs did before the bridges into Georgetown were built.  This seasonal program is offered Spring and Summer only. This three (3) hour tour cruises up Winyah Bay giving view to majestic oak trees and the abandoned rice fields of Hobcaw Barony.  The boat arrives at Hobcaw Barony pier where you disembark to enjoy a tour of Bernard Baruch’s winter hunting retreat. Reservations are required. $35/person.  Visit: http://www.lowcountrytours.com to make a reservation, or please call (843) 477-0287, or Click here to book a reservation through Cap’N Rod.
Boarding takes place behind the clock tower in Georgetown at 701 Front Street.
Dates Available:
April 19, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
May 10, 2017 (Wednesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
May 17, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
June 1, 2017 (Thursday) 2 pm – 5 pm
June 7, 2017 (Wednesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
June 15, 2017 (Thursday) 12 pm – 3 pm
June 21, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
July 5, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
July 13, 2017 (Thursday) 12 pm – 3 pm
July 20, 2017 (Tuesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
July 27, 2017 (Thursday) 11 am – 2 pm
August 2, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
August 10, 2017 (Thursday) 11 am – 2 pm
August 17, 2017 (Thursday) 2 pm – 5 pm
August 30, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
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Hobcaw Barony Children’s Programs

Learn to throw Cast Neta Cast Net

April 14, 2017 (Friday)
1:30 p m – 4:00 pm
$20 / person
Boat season is here and if you have ever wondered how to throw a cast net, this is your chance!  Come to Hobcaw Barony and learn this fool-proof way of opening the net with ease after only a few practice casts. You will never miss the bait again and will be welcomed on the bow of any boat once you have mastered the art of the throw.  After practicing on land, participants will be taken to Clambank Creek to test their skills. Open for all ages. Bring your own cast net. Reservations are required, click here to make a reservation.

Cane Pole Fishing at Hobcaw Barony

April 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
$20 / person
Fish the old fashioned way! Catch and release fish at the ponds of Hobcaw Barony. Cane pole and bait provided for each participant. Please remember to bring sunscreen, water and snacks. Reservations are required, click here to make a reservation.

Wild Wednesday Series – Children’s Beach Walk

June 21, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited to 14 persons.

Register your child (7-16) for a guided beach walk with Foundation staff and volunteers as we discuss barrier islands, maritime forests, tides and turtles. Traveling by our bus through DeBordieu Colony to Hobcaw Beach, children disembark on the shore and may return with shells, fossils and “bio-facts.” Due to limited space, this program is only available for children. Children should be signed in at HBDC 15 minutes prior to commencement of program. Parents can pick up children from HBDC at 5 pm. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. (Exertion level: walking 2 hours) Reservations are required, click here to register.

 

 

Family Tour of Hobcaw Barony

June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 / person, Limited to 28 persons.

Have you always hoped to bring your children on a bus tour but wondered if they would enjoy their time? This family tour hits the highlights of Hobcaw Barony’s ecology, history and research, but includes more interpretation on wildlife and the children who once lived, visited or worked on the plantation. Stories from Belle Baruch’s own childhood will help us understand her desire to preserve the land forever. Reservations are required, click here to register.


Wild Wednesday Series – Alligator Birthday

July 5, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child

It’s Andy the alligator’s birthday! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn about these living dinosaurs and celebrate his birthday with cupcakes, juice and an alligator craft. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult (free of charge). Reservations are required, click here to register.

Wild Wednesday Series – Ghosts From The Coast

July 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited 43 persons.

From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all brought beliefs to America and South Carolina is famous for its swamps, woods and unusual occurrences. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. Reservations are required, click here to register.

COASTAL ECOLOGY CAMP DATES FOR SUMMER 2017
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
$125 per camper
Donor Pre-Registration begins February 27, 2017
Public Registration begins March 13, 2017

You can take the child out of the Lowcountry, but you can’t take the Lowcountry out of the child.  Hobcaw Barony offers 6 individual weeks of coastal ecology camp.  Parents can enjoy a half day break while their children have an awesome time learning about our local environments through various indoor/outdoor activities. Participants in Summer Ecology Camp gain access to places for crabbing, fishing, animal tracking and beach combing that are not open to the public.  Camp at Hobcaw Barony provides children an opportunity to learn in a truly undeveloped 16,000 acre environment where several different ecosystems are available for study.

Coastal Ecology Camps are 4 days every week and open ONLY to rising 2nd graders through to rising 5th graders.  Children experience a different environment each morning includes:

  • Forest ecology and animal tracking
  • Salt marsh and crabbing
  • Beach ecology and seining
  • Freshwater and pond fishing

Due to the popularity of this camp, participants are only allowed to participate in one session.

**Advance registration is required.**

Cancellation policy: Refunds only processed if notice of cancellation is given two weeks before start date of the registered camp.

Week 1 – June 6, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 9, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 2 – June 13, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 16, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 3 – June 20, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 23, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 4 – June 27, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 30, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 5 – July 3, 2017 (MONDAY) – July 7, 2017 (Friday) – No camp on July 4, click here to register your camper.
Week 6 –  July 11, 2017 (Tuesday) – July 14, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.

Upon completion of registration, an email will be sent containing forms that need to be completed and returned to Richard Camlin within a week of receipt of the documents.

Teachers, looking for more information about our educational programs?  Click here.

Top 10 Cultural Things to Do in Pawleys Island

The Grand Strand area of South Carolina offers a place to relax, enjoy the sun and beautiful beach, and to explore the history and culture of the Grand Strand region!  Here’s a Top 10 list of favorites places to visit:

Brookgreen Gardens

This 9,100-acre garden/museum preserve of native flora and fauna has over 1,400 statues by over 350 world sculptors throughout the park. Witness the natural beauty of the Grand Strand!

Hopsewee Plantation 

This National Historic Landmark was once a low country rice plantation. This beautiful stately home is South Carolina history before your very eyes! Hopsewee is located in Georgetown County.

The Market Common

For the connoisseur of shopping, Market Common is an aesthetically-pleasing specialty village.  Brick and tree-lined urban community within Myrtle Beach itself.  Enjoy its cultivated atmosphere of shopping for apparel, shoes, gifts and more!

The MarshWalk 

This quaint little fishing village on the south end serves up delicious seafood, cold drinks and live music nightly. Several bars and restaurants line the wooden marsh walk, offering both fine dining and laid-back bar atmosphere!

Broadway at the Beach 

Enjoy family fun as you stroll this shopping/entertainment complex which has a unique New England/Caribbean flavor. Shop for your favorite gifts and memorabilia of Myrtle Beach. Don’t miss the popular 100 or more specialty stores!

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. You will be amazed!

Huntington Beach State Park 

The 2,500 acres of Huntington Beach State Park hold a rich bounty of history and nature! Wildlife lovers, campers and beachgoers keep coming back for more!

The Bowery

Since 1944, The Bowery music hall has entertained millions with their southern flair. Open 7 days a week with cold drinks and live music, the famous Bowery is where the band “Alabama” got their start!

Hobcaw Barony

Located just north of Georgetown, SC, Hobcaw Barony is an internationally known center for research, education and conservation. Tour the property and see Hobcaw House, where Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and other leaders of the 20th century stayed.

Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum 

A fine art gallery, Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, in Myrtle Beach, has 10 revolving exhibits yearly with a stationary gallery of local southern artists. Enjoy amazing paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography exhibits and more!

NEED A PLACE TO STAY?  Check out this vacation rental at Litchfield by the Sea Pawleys Island, SC