The Historic Camden site will be closed Saturday, January 7. Since we are an outdoor museum, we want to keep our visitors and staff safe in case of ice or dangerous roads. Sunday's opening is pending how bad Saturday's weather is but we are scheduled for regular hours so far.
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Tour through History
A variety of tours await Historic Camden visitors. Admission to Historic Camden includes a self-guided tour with access to our two log cabin permanent museum exhibits. Personal guided tours, (some by period clothed docents), are available throughout the day and by special request. School group tours are available by appointment and can be customized to fit a variety of curriculum or special needs. Historic Camden has years of experience in presenting engaging, stimulating, and memorable field trips to classes of all sizes. Hands-on encounters with the past are available depending on docent and 18th century interpreter availability by prior arrangement. Call or email today to schedule a field trip – (803) 432-9841 or email@example.com - to connect with our school group coordinator.
For more information, visit our tours page
Plan a Wedding or Event at Historic Camden
Make your own history at Historic Camden. From the refined elegance of the Kershaw-Cornwallis Mansion and gardens to the vintage charm of McCaa’s Tavern, Historic Camden is a perfect venue for weddings, corporate retreats and private gatherings. A variety of rental options are available to suit any event. From a few dozen to thousands of guests, these grounds have literally hosted armies and we look forward to welcoming even your army sized gathering as well! Historic Camden has hosted formal tea parties in the Kershaw-Cornwallis Mansion as well as significantly less formal colonial punch parties at McCaa Tavern’s heartpine 18th century cage bar. We can provide truly extraordinary experience for your event to create memories of a lifetime. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 432-9841 to reserve a date today.
See event spaces on our rentals page
Historic Camden Presents: Revolutionary War Field Days
Historic Camden’s annual signature event, held the first weekend in November, is Revolutionary War Field Days. Reenactors from more than 20 states gather on Friday to set up both British and Continental camps for one of the oldest Revolutionary War reenactments in the United States. On the next Saturday and Sunday, Rev. War Field Days is open to the public by tickets available in advance online, (coming soon), or at the event. Visitors are immersed in the past through interaction with hundreds of living-history docents and encounter the sights, smells, and even tastes of 18th century colonial life. Reproduction clothing, goods, and foods, available on Suttler’s Row, colonial dance demonstrations, military court, campfire cooking competition, colonial games, period fashion show, in-camp demonstrations, craftsmen, and activities for kids enhance the visitor experience in this unique translocation to the past. An militarily and historically accurate 18th century battle, with modern color commentary, starts at 1:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday, where spectators can feel the thunder of field cannons, hear the crack of flintlock rifles, and smell the gunpowder in an unparalleled sensory treat. Advance tickets available from our events page.