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Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Camden

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Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site
22 Broad Street
Camden
SC
29020
Tel: 803 432-9841

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Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is located in Camden, SC, oldest existing inland town in the state. It is located 1.4 miles from Exit 98/I-20 on US Highway 521 North heading towards Camden.

Where are we going today?

There is SO much history to see and experience in South Carolina, and what better place to really get into the history than in Camden - the oldest existing inland town in the entire state!

The Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site lets you experience and learn all about the American Revolution battles that were fought in the area, all the way back in 1780 and 1781. There were actually two battles, and the Battle of Camden was actually the worst American defeat in the entire war. 

And it happened only nine miles away from where the museum stands today! As you walk round the exhibits in the museum, think about all that you are reading actually happened nearly right under your feet. It's a pretty amazing concept!

The Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is a great place to spend a few hours with a guided, or self-guided tour. Think of all the amazing facts you will learn!

There is also a huge 107 acre outdoor museum complex which has so much to explore, including the town site of 18th century Camden, as well as a furnished and restored 1785 John Craven House, two early 19th century log cabins and reconstructions of the military fortress!

The log cabins even have exhibits in them, so spend some time in there! We haven't finished yet though! There is a blacksmith exhibit, as well as a .6 mile nature trail great for those active little history buffs in the family! 

With numerous landmarks of early Camden, and a 1785 Quaker Cemetery to see, your day will be filling up quickly!

History CAN be fun and interesting at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree self guided tours. $5 guided tours.
  • ChildrenFree self guided tours. $3 guided tours.
  • Free Under: 6 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am 5pm Tuesday to Sat. 2pm - 5pm Sunday.

All year round. Closed major holidays.

Teachers corner

They have group rates for 15 or more, so give them a call to discuss your field trip!.

I'm Hungry!

The site has a picnic area, so bring your own lunch and relax with your favorite flavors!.

Healthy Eating!

Don't forget those water bottles! You need to stay hydrated with all that learning! .

Any Top Tips?

Check out the FREE orientation film when you arrive - it's only 16 minutes and gives you a great insight into what you're about to experience!.

Doing our bit

The museum and grounds really look after and honor the history, and the lives that were lost on the site. It's a lovely tribute and way to keep their stories alive. .

Need a little extra help?

If you do have special needs just give them a call to discuss what help they can give you! .

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop with the ticket office to pick up some reminder gifts of your historic experience.

What people are saying?

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    Sadly, I was impressed by this popular attraction. Firstly, it took me three attempts to actually get inside as the queues get so long. But once inside I felt the audio was very 'dry' and it meant lots of people stopping at the same places and blocking the narrow passages. The Churchill Museum (within) was referred to on the audio as "new" yet it opened in 2005 (that was on the audio too) which lets you know when this place was last 'updated'. Sure, it's the real thing so it is good to see but I felt the high ticket price was more to deter visitors...Read More

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    A truly fascinating and somewhat eerie place. You can really imagine what it may have been like for Churchill and his staff down there whilst the bombs were being dropped above. Staff would often be unable to find their suburb when they were allowed to go home - because the bombing had made many area unrecognisable.

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    The bunker complex was much bigger than I expected and the Churchill Museum within it has more to see than you could ever fit into one visit. It's a really cool place and it's incredible to walk through such an important part of WWII history. Definitely check it out and leave yourself enough time to do it slowly.

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    If you are interested in WWII, this is a must see. Very interesting perspective of what the command center for England was when they stood alone. The Churchill exhibit was good and a bit of a bonus as the Warrooms themselves are enough of a historical gem.

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    the war rooms were really interesting and the Churchill museum is probably the most interactive museum I've visited

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by Laura Porter

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Sadly, I was impressed by this popular attraction. Firstly, it took me three attempts to actually get inside as the queues get so long. But once inside I felt the audio was very 'dry' and it meant lots of people stopping at the same places and blocking the narrow passages. The Churchill Museum (within) was referred to on the audio as "new" yet it opened in 2005 (that was on the audio too) which lets you know when this place was last 'updated'. Sure, it's the real thing so it is good to see but I felt the high ticket price was more to deter visitors from joining the long queue than offering value for money.

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