Created 1905-07 by nationally prominent philanthropist, Bernard M. Baruch, this 16,000-acre property is dedicated to research and education. It includes numerous buildings and sites that reflect the lives of African Americans from the early 19th century through the first half of the 20th century. Among these are graveyards, extant villages, archaeological sites, ricefields, and roads. The most intact village is Friendfield which includes a “street” with five remaining structures. The Hobcaw Barony Visitor’s Center is open Monday through Friday (except holidays). Access or entry to the property is only by guided tour or programs.
KEYWORDS: NATIONAL REGISTER, BERNARD BARUCH, RICE PLANTATION, GEORGETOWN COUNTY, GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR