Explore Camden’s Museums

Where Culture, Stories and History Collide

History comes alive in Camden, SC. Camden is home to several distinguished museums—all are dedicated to preserving and advancing the cultural heritage of our region. Whether you’re searching for Revolutionary War lore, cultural legacies or recently discovered treasures; our museums and cultural centers will reconnect you with your roots.

Featured Museum

Revolutionary War Park
and Historic Camden

One of the most significant attractions in South Carolina, Historic Camden’s Revolutionary War Park and Longleaf Pine Preserve serves as the gateway to the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and the Liberty Trail in South Carolina. The 110-acre park includes the Historic Camden Colonial Village, Longleaf Pine Preserve, nature trails, historic homes and self-directed/guided tours to help you immerse yourself in Colonial South Carolina.

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African American Cultural Center of Camden

The Center highlights the history and contributions of Camden’s African American community with exhibits, events and conversations. The Center’s exhibits relate the stories of the African American experience in Camden, through the centuries. 

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Arts Center of Kershaw County

Visit the artistic hub of Kershaw County with a trip to The Arts Center.  Expanded programming, a campus expansion and a new generation of leadership are behind the Arts Center’s trajectory as a major tourist attraction for visitors to Camden.

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Camden Archives & Museum

Learn about the people and stories that shaped our community at the Camden Archives & Museum.  With its extensive and diverse collection of artifacts, local historical and genealogical records, the Archives is recognized as one of the finest genealogical research facilities in South Carolina.

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National Steeplechase Museum

There’s a reason Camden is called the “Steeplechase Capital of the World”.  For a first-class, one of a kind experience, a visit and tour of Camden’s National Steeplechase Museum is essential. Here you will step into the world of steeplechase racing and learn about the incredible athletes – the breeders, jockeys and horses that have made glorious contributions to one of America’s grandest sports.

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Revolutionary War Visitor’s Center at Camden

Revolutionary War Visitor Center at Camden is the nation’s first permanent exhibit dedicated to telling the story of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and South Carolina’s role in turning the tide of the war for independence.  The Center is also the gateway to all Camden and Kershaw County have to offer – from historic sites and regional festivals to a multitude of events and activities.

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Experience Camden Like a Local

Experience The Battle of Camden

Experience The American Revolution Up Close!

This all outdoor, family friendly event is the largest force-on-force reenactment in the nation! You will see hundreds of Crown and Patriot reenactors, full scale battles, period entertainment including fire-erupting cannons and a host of other incredible American Revolution experiences. Bring the kids, bring the family and bring your appetite. Food vendors onsite and downtown camden eats and treats are just minutes away.

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Walk Through History at Camden’s Revolutionary War Park

Experience The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Like Never Before

Camden is dripping with Revolutionary War History. It’s one of the most significant battle sites in the entire Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. Plan a weekend of history, hospitality and incredible experiences with a trip to Camden’s Revolutionary War Park. Explore the Colonial Village at Historic Camden. Meander through the pines on the 3+ mile nature trail with interpretive signage. Learn about South Carolina’s leading role in turning the tide of war at the Revolutionary War Visitor’s Center. And don’t forget to stop off in downtown Camden for a bit to eat after all that history!

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Visit The Revolutionary War Visitors Center at Camden

earn About The Real Turning Point in The American Revolution - The Southern Campaign

The Revolutionary War Visitor Center at Camden is the gateway to both South Carolina’s pivotal role in the American Revolution and the multitude of things to do and see in Camden-Kershaw County. The Center tells the story of the real turning point of the Revolution – The Southern Campaign. Discover Friends and Foes of the cause as well as the hard-fought battles by determined patriots with their hearts set on liberty.

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Featured Itinerary

Go On The Hunt For History

We admit.  It’s hard to pack the rich and storied history of Camden and the American Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign into a weekend, but we’ve done it anyways.  Get ready to go back in time where history comes alive…in Camden, SC.  

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