Village Voices: Explore History with Georgetown's Hobcaw Barony

February 2021
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan
Photographs by: 
courtesy of The Belle W. Baruch Foundation

Explore history with the Villages of Hobcaw 

If you've visited Hobcaw Barony in the past, you may have toured Friendfield Village. Though this is the most frequented village at Hobcaw Barony, there are actually the remnants of additional hidden villages that are rarely seen by the public. Take the chance to tour them with the Villages of Hobcaw.

On this tour, participants will drive their own cars to the four different villages to discuss the history of each through oral interpretation and historical photographs. The first stop will be the lone cabin at Alderly/Oryzantia. This cabin was once owned by Joseph and Theodosia Burr Alston. The second stop will be Barnyard Village, where tour guests can see a newly renovated cabin and remaining extant buildings.

The third stop will be Strawberry Village, to see a one-room schoolhouse that educated many children over time. Lastly, there will be a stop at Friendfield Village to wrap up an interesting afternoon filled with history.
Reservations are required for this event. In response to Georgetown County's Emergency Ordinance, face coverings must be worn when entering any buildings at Hobcaw Barony. 

There will be two chances to enjoy the Villages of Hobcaw tour this February: one on the 15th and one on the 22nd. Both events are $22 per person and will last from noon to 2 p.m.  Participants should be sure to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring bug spray, water and sunscreen.
Take this unique chance to learn about fascinating local history in our own backyard.  

Villages of Hobcaw 
Monday, February 15 & 22, 
noon–2 p.m.
Hobcaw Barony, 22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown 
(843) 546-4623,