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Baruch Institute

Directions & Maps

Below you will find maps and driving directions to the Baruch Institute at both Columbia Campus and Marine Field Laboratory

Baruch Columbia Campus

The Baruch Institute's offices (room 607) and associated research facilities are located in the Earth and Water Sciences building (EWS) on the University of South Carolina's main campus in Columbia, SC.  Part of a three building science complex, EWS connects the Coker Life Sciences building on Sumter Street and the Jones Physical Science Center on Main Street. Access to EWS is through either of these buildings. 

An overview map of the USC Columbia campus is searchable by building name or building code (89 for EWS).   From that same site there is a link to a simple Columbia area map (interstate highways, major thoroughfares, and the University's location) to assist you in finding the University's campus.

If you need additional assistance locating us, please call the office at 803-777-5288.


Hobcaw Barony & Baruch Marine Field Laboratory

The Baruch Marine Field Laboratory is located on Hobcaw Barony.

From the north (Myrtle Beach):  Take US Hwy 17 South about 35 miles.  Hobcaw Barony will be on the left one mile past DeBordieu.

From Georgetown:  Take US Hwy 17 North.  As you leave Georgetown you will cross the Waccamaw River and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.  The entrance to Hobcaw Barony is approximately one mile on the right. 

Just inside the entrance is the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center.  Straight ahead is Hobcaw Road and the access gate to the Barony and the field laboratory. To the right through the Discovery Center parking area is the Kimbel Living and Learning Center (conference lodge, dorms, and cottages).   Map of Kimbel facilities and the access gate  Map of Kimbel facilities, Discovery Center, and access gate [PDF].

 At the electric access gate (on Hobcaw Road),
    1. Press & release # to view the directory
    2. Enter the directory code to call the USC Baruch Marine Lab: 009 or 012
    3. Identify yourself, and the receptionist will open the gate remotely
    If no answer, press * to hang up.  Repeat instructions 1-3 again. The gate phone is on a timer and after 30 seconds, it will cut off automatically. 

If you have not been to the lab before, follow the directions below.

From the access gate continue on Hobcaw Road 0.2 miles until you come to a three way intersection at which point you will veer left on Crab Hall Road.  Drive approximately 2.2 miles until you reach the lab.  Please drive slowly and be careful with oncoming traffic, the road is narrow and the shoulders are soft and/or swampy. There are only a few safe places to pull off Crab Hall Road to allow vehicles to pass one another. As you approach the Field Laboratory complex please park in the lot on the left.  Map of the BMFL complex [PDF].

If you need additional assistance locating us, please call the office at 843-546-3623.


SC Algal Ecology Laboratory

SCAEL is located at NOAA's Hollings Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC.

From downtown Charleston: Take Calhoun Street (headed south) and onto the James Island Expressway.  Take Exit 2 to merge onto Harbor View Road.  Drive about 3 miles and at the "T" intersection turn left onto Fort Johnson Road.  Follow Fort Johnson Road for about 1 mile.  Hollings Marine Labratory will be on the right.

If you need additional assistance locating us, please call 843-725-4823 or 843-762-8950.

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