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Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center


Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free admission, but donations are appreciated.

Access to the 16,000 acre Hobcaw Barony property is only by K-12 school programs and public programs (public programs calendar) at the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and through guided tours and programs offered by the Belle W. Baruch Foudation (Tuesday through Friday at scheduled times).



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HBDC – The Partnership

The HBDC represents a partnership between the North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR and the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, which oversees Hobcaw Barony. With a construction grant from the NERR’s federal partner, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association, and a match provided by the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, groundbreaking for the new and expanded Center began on August 11, 2008. The new HBDC features 1800 square feet of exhibit space, an audiovisual room, a classroom, reception area, gift shop, and office space for Baruch Foundation and NI-WB NERR education staff, and also houses the NERRS Centralized Data Managment Office. In addition, a separate grant was acquired for the construction of a new outdoor classroom adjacent to Kimbel Pond, which will serve as an exciting setting for public and school programs.


The Belle W. Baruch Foundation
Hobcaw Barony
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Telephone: (843) 546-4623
Foundation Program Details
NI-WB NERR Education Program
North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR/BMFL
PO Box 1630/Hwy 17 North
Georgetown, SC 29440
Telephone: (843) 546-6219
NERR Education Program Detail


NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System University of South Carolina Baruch Institute-USC Belle W. Baruch Foundation