Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

Description

South Carolina's oldest existing inland city, Camden was established as a frontier outpost called Fredericksburg Township in the 1730s. It was renamed in 1768 in honor of Lord Charles Pratt Camden, a champion of Colonial rights in the British parliament. The area was the site of two Revolutionary War battles, and the town was occupied by Lord Cornwallis and his British troops for 11 months beginning in June, 1780. Today, the 98-acre Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site features reconstructed houses and battlements and is the stage for the largest Revolutionary War reenactment south of Virginia, held the first weekend in November. You can take both guided and self-guided tours of three restored homes and archaeological sites, including two log cabins, military fortifications, and the reconstructed Kershaw-Cornwallis House. The house was Cornwallis's headquarters during his tenure in Camden. Tours can be made on foot or by car. Cunningham House serves as tour headquarters and the museum store, which has crafts as well as artisanal jams, jellies and other foodstuffs. A short nature trail leads to Pine Tree Creek. There is a picnic area at the site.

Address

222 Broad St.
Camden, SC 29020

Lat/Long

34.23514000, -80.60159000
Visit Website
(803) 432-9841

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