• Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is a 107-acre outdoor museum complex that offers a view of life during the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods in Camden and Kershaw County. Included are two circa-1800 log houses that contain exhibits, the restored and refurbished 1785 John Craven house, the 1830 Cunningham house (office/gift shop), a blacksmith shed with working traditional forge, the yet-restored 1795 McCaa house, reconstructions of some of the fortifications built by the British, and the reconstructed colonial Georgian house built by Joseph Kershaw.

    Commandeered as headquarters by Lord Charles Cornwallis during the British occupation ofCamden in 1780-81, it is now called the Kershaw-Cornwallis House. Also, on site is a .7-mile Nature Trail and picnic area. Local crafts, period reproductions, books, and other special gift selections are found in the museum gift shop. Special events include the award-winningRevolutionary War Field Days held the first full weekend in November, which attracts some 500-600 re-enactors and includes a daily battle, living history demonstrations, traditional craftsmen, a period fashion show, kids' activities, etc.

    The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free self-guided tours are available throughout each day. Guided tours are offered Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and at 3:00 p.m.; Saturday tours are available from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tour charge: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for students, and children under six are FREE. Call for a special events schedule.


    Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is located on South Broad Street in Camden, 1.4 miles on Highway 521 North off exit 98/I-20. Call (803) 432-9841, or email hiscamden@camden.net, or visit www.historic-camden.net.