South Carolina: Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site



On our way home from our visit to Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, we made a little pit stop in Historic Camden. This Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is on U.S. 521 North just 1.4 miles from Interstate 20 at exit 98.

The Battle of Camden was an important battle fought during the Revolutionary War.  It was fought between the British led by General Cornwallis and the Americans lead by General Gates.

The site is a 107-acre complex with hiking trails, cabins, homes, cabins, and artifacts from the Revolutionary War. There is also a gift shop and the opportunity to tour the site. One area is full of picnic tables, which makes this a perfect spot for a picnic. There are also restrooms located here.

Our children are younger and haven’t studied the Revolutionary War in detail yet, but they still enjoyed their visit here. My nine-year-old daughter really appreciated that this area and the historic homes were part of the Revolutionary War, and both of the kids were fascinated with homes and cabins that were over 200 years old.

My husband and I probably enjoyed our visit the most, and it opened up some interesting conversations in our family. I would like to re-visit this area when our children are older.  Seeing these areas and artifacts in person really brought history to life for us.






Photo Above: One of the 19th Century Log Cabins







Above: Picnic Area (restrooms in white building in background)



Photo Above: One of the 19th Century Log Cabins



Above: the Cunningham House, which now serves as a tour office and gift shop.



Photo Above: Next to the gift shop – reproductions of stocks and pillory


Above: Blacksmith Area, Cannons, Dugout Canoe, Carriage


18th Century Cannons




Plantation Dugout Canoe and Wagon





The Kershaw-Cornwallis House

Above:  Revolutionary War Re-enactment at The Kershaw-Cornwallis House was originally built in 1777. Photo via





The Revolutionary War Site here in Historic Camden is a great place to stop and visit for a few hours or an entire day.

The grounds are open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays. Self-guided tours of the lower grounds, nature trail and picnic area are free. Guided tours also are available.

You can stop by the old courthouse and pick up a map of other historic sites in Camden.  Find a list of top 10 things to do in Camden, South Carolina HERE.


Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site  //  222 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020   //  803.432.9841


Have you been to Historic Camden? What did you enjoy on your visit?


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