This day trip features a visit to the Country's third oldest city of Georgetown, SC. Founded in 1734, Georgetown was once one of the wealthiest cities of it's time due to the production of rice and indigo. Located at the confluence of four rivers that feed into the Winyah Bay, Georgetown's Historic Harborwalk offers an opportunity to enjoy lunch on your own at several restaurants, spend a little time shopping (there are some really fun shops) or visit the Rice Museum or newly renovated South Carolina Maritime Museum. Following the visit to Georgetown, we pay a visit to the fascinating Hobcow Barony for a two hour guided tour. Hobcow Barony is a privately owned 16,000 acre research and historical reserve. Tour Guides join our bus for a tour that showcases the diverse low country ecosystem along with the history of the reserve from its’ plantation days of indigo and rice production to more recent history when it was a place of great social and political gatherings at the home of Wall St. Financier, Bernard Baruch. Stops along the tour include the historic Hobcow House, the Friendfield Village, a 19th-century slave village and the Discovery Center. I toured the Friendfield Village two years ago and can tell you that it is a fascinating interpretation!
8:30am - Depart St. James Lower Members Club parking lot
Approx. 10:30am - Arrive in Georgetown for time on own to shop, visit Museums and enjoy lunch
1:30pm - 2-hour tour of Hobcow Barony
Approx. 3:30pm - Depart for St. James
Approx. 5;30pm - Arrive St. James