Welcome to Camden, South Carolina's oldest inland city. Steeped in history and situated twenty minutes from the Columbia metropolitan area, Camden offers quaint shopping opportunities, varied dining selections, and a very appealing small-town lifestyle. Whether exploring Camden's Historic District on your own, or traveling with a group enjoying a guided tour of the area, you will find Camden's charm irresistible. At the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, tour historic homes as guides share our rich heritage. North of town, the hallowed grounds of the Battle of Camden site stand in silent memory of those who fought and died for their young country.
Camden is anxious to share yesterday's treasures with today's visitors. Browse through the extensive Arts & Antiques District discovering mementos of days gone by. Dine in one of our many fine restaurants or stop to "refuel" at the local bakery. The possibilites are endless!
Camden, known as "The Steeplechase Capital of the World" is home to the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup, which bring visitors from across the globe for the sports of steeplechase racing and tailgating. Stomp divots during breaks in the action at The Camden Cup Polo Match, or enjoy the beauty of equine competition at the South Carolina Equine Center. Rise early and watch as thoroughbreds train at Springdale Race Course, or tour the National Steeplechase Museum located on the grounds.
Whatever your choice, you will leave Camden with a sense of belonging. Don't be surprised if you find yourself planning to return to this place of history, horses, and hospitality.
Mayor of Camden