Spend a few peaceful hours where the British spent a rough year!
This 107-acre outdoor museum complex offers a view of South Carolina back-country life during the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods. Included in the self-guided tour is a 16-minute orientation film, two c1800 log houses with exhibits, the restored 1785 Craven House and the restored c1794 John McCaa House. The reconstructed Joseph Kershaw House, commandeered by Charles, Lord Cornwallis as British headquarters during the 1780-1781 Southern Campaign, is open for guided tours only.
The park also has walking trails that lead visitors to several partially reconstructed military fortifications and powder magazine, and a nature trail. Special events include: Revolutionary War Field Days and Battle of Camden Remembrance Weekend.
Historic Camden has limited picnic facilities available. The museum giftshop carries a variety of local crafts, books, traditional children's toys and other special gift selections.
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:30
Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Monday: Closed to the public. Groups by appointment only.
Closed major holidays.
$5.00 to site, additional $5.00 for a guided tour
222 Broad Street, Camden
Located 1.4 miles from Exit 98/1-20 on US Hwy 521 North towards Camden.