Visiting Our Sites

Historic Camden has two sites: the Broad Street Campus (222 Broad St.) and the Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve (1606 Flat Rock Rd.). Our gift shop/visitors center is located at the Broad Street Campus. No staff or facilities are located at the Battlefield Preserve. Start your visit off at the Gift Shop on Broad Street! Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm. We are closed Mondays and major holidays. The Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve is open during daylight hours.

Scroll down to learn more about General Admission, Broad Street Guided Tours, Battlefield Guided Tours, and School Tours.

 

General Admission

BROAD STREET ADMISSION: Visitors should visit the gift shop to purchase site admission. Included in a general admission ticket: site access to 104 acres, Bradley and Drakeford Houses (log cabins with exhibits), reconstructed blacksmith shed, nature trail, fishing pond, picnic tables, restrooms, and Cunningham House gift shop. Note that access to the Kershaw-Cornwallis House, McCaa's Tavern, and Craven House is limited to the guided tour only (see below), but admission includes seeing the outside of the houses and reading information on signs and a brochure.

Camping, outdoor fires, and vehicular use is only available by special permission. Metal detecting and digging is strictly prohibited as we are an archaeologically significant site. Parking is free.

BATTLEFIELD ADMISSION: The Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Rd. is free and open to the public. Please note that there are no restrooms at this site. Camping, fires, driving through the forest, and metal detecting/relic hunting are prohibited.

General Admission Prices

Adults under 65 $5.00
Seniors age 65 or older $4.00
Military personnel with ID $4.00
Students age 15 or younger $4.00
Children age 5 or younger Free

Guided Tours - Broad Street Campus

Guided tours of the Broad Street Campus are at 10:30am and 2:30pm Tuesday-Saturday, and  at 2:30 Sunday, subject to docent availability and weather outlook*. They last about an hour and a half, and include access to the interior of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House, McCaa’s Tavern, and the 18th-century Craven House in addition to offerings with general site admission. Both the Kershaw-Cornwallis House and McCaa’s Tavern are ADA accessible, however, the Craven House has a six step exterior stair. The guided tour also involves walking up and down a hill, however, permission to drive to the Kershaw-Cornwallis House (on top of the hill), is allowed for guided tours. Visit the Gift Shop at 222 Broad St. to book your tour. No advance booking is required.

*NOTE: Due to limited staffing and periodic school tours/events that take up the site and the staff, we are sometimes unable to offer a guided tour. Also, if it is storming, we cannot take the tour for the safety of our visitors. Although we will try to accommodate visitors to the extent we are able, you may want to call ahead to confirm that a tour will be available on a given day. Thanks for your understanding!

Guided tours (INCLUDES SITE ADMISSION ABOVE)

Adults under 65 $10
Seniors age 65 or older $8
Military personnel with ID $8
Students age 15 or younger $8
Children age 5 or younger Free

NEW: Guided Tours - Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve

Guided tours of the Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve (1606 Flat Rock Rd.) are perfect for military staff rides, corporate leadership development groups, and those interested in learning about this fascinating 1780 battle. 90-minute tours are offered on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00am, or by appointment with the package options below. Our Battlefield Tour Guides have been certified by the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution group and they provide informative and entertaining tours. You can even rent the HC Cannon Crew to demonstrate and shoot our grasshopper cannons!  Contact our Education Coordinator at rick@historiccamden.org or 803-432-9841 to schedule a private tour.

All tours start at the Historic Camden gift shop at 222 Broad Street but will require a 15-minute drive to the Battlefield. Restrooms and drinks are available at the Broad Street Campus, and there is a porta-john at the Battlefield. Visitors should dress in weather-appropriate clothes for hiking in a forest. Hats, sunscreen, and bug spray are encouraged. Battlefield tours are not recommended for children under 12.

*NOTE: Due to limited staffing and periodic events that take up the site and the staff, we are sometimes unable to offer a guided tour. Also, if it is storming, we cannot take the tour for the safety of our visitors. Although we will try to accommodate visitors to the extent we are able, you may want to call ahead to confirm that a tour will be available on a given day. Thanks for your understanding!

Guided Battlefield Tours (INCLUDES SITE ADMISSION ABOVE)

MILITIA PACKAGE - 90 minute tour, subject to party or price minimum. Pricing also used for 3rd Saturday Tour.

Adults under 65 $20
Seniors, Active Military, Active First Responders $15
Students age 17 or younger $12
NOTE: Tours are not recommended for kids under 12.

CONTINENTAL PACKAGE - 3-hour tour, subject to party or price minimum. Ideal for military and corporate groups. Includes tour of Historic Camden Broad Street Campus.

Adults under 65 $30
Seniors, Active Military, Active First Responders $25
Students age 17 or younger $20
NOTE: Tours are not recommended for kids under 12.

DEKALB PACKAGE - 4-6-hour tour, subject to party or price minimum. Ideal for military and corporate groups. Includes tour of Historic Camden Broad Street Campus.

Adults under 65 $35
Seniors, Active Military, Active First Responders $30
Students age 17 or younger $20
NOTE: Tours are not recommended for kids under 12.

School Group Tours

School tours are a Historic Camden specialty. Homeschool groups are also welcome to take this special tour aimed at 3rd and 4th graders. Are you looking for an exciting adventure for students this year?  Come visit Historic Camden and learn the exciting story of our young country’s fight for independence! Student group visits and field trips to Historic Camden bring 18th Century characters and culture to life, engaging and inspiring 21st-century minds. Here, students experience history by walking in the footsteps of their Revolutionary forebears. To schedule your students contact our Education Coordinator at (803)432-9841 or rick@historiccamden.org. Advance reservations are needed at a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.