Last updated: 1/24/2012
Camden, South Carolina
Street Address
222 Broad StCamden, SC 29020
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 710Camden, SC 29020
phone: 803-432-9841


Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM
2 PM - 5 PM
Guided tours of Kershaw House:
Tuesday - Friday
10:30 AM - 3 PM
10:30 AM - 12 PM & 1:30 PM - 4 PM
2:30 PM - 4 PM
Free self-guided tour (with map)
10 AM - 4:30 PM


Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Military: $4
Children (6-15): $3
Children under 6: Free


Joanna Craig, Director
phone: 803-432-9841

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is a 106-acre outdoor museum complex and includes: the original town site of Camden, oldest inland town in SC, five historic buildings, some with exhibits, reconstructions of some of the Revolutionary War military fortifications and the Kershaw House, which served as British headquarters during the 1780-81 Southern Campaign.

Since 1982, the museum has been designated an affiliated area of the National Park Service. It is governed by the Historic Camden Foundation, a private non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Camden from first inhabitation to 1825, with emphasis on Colonial and Revolutionary Camden.


To fulfill its service to the public as an educational, historical, and recreational interpretive center for the early history and traditions of Kershaw County, South Carolina, particularly Camden, Historic Camden?s Mission is:

1. To develop, collect, maintain, exhibit and interpret the architectural, archaeological, military, and cultural history of Camden, from first inhabitation by prehistoric people to the visit of the Marquis de Lafayette in 1825 for the re-interment ceremony of American Revolutionary War hero Baron Johann de Kalb, who died from wounds received at the Battle of Camden.

2. To foster an appreciation and understanding of the national significance of Camden as 1) a colonial inland trade center and 2) chief base of operations for the British under Lord Cornwallis during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

3. To create programs, events and site development which encourage positive multicultural educational and recreational use of the museum?s 107+ site and to promote heritage tourism in an accessible manner which has broad appeal for all ages.

Artifact Collections

assorted: land, Native American, historic structures, decorative arts pieces, library

Research Collections

not accessible

Lecture Halls
Performance Areas

Historic Camden Foundation, 501 (c) 3

Access: Staff Only
Appointment required: Yes

Period events happenings calendar

Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Wheelchair Accessible
Museum Events
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