Admission & Tours

Visitors should visit the gift shop to purchase site admission. Included in a general admission ticket: site access, Bradley and Drakeford Houses (log cabins with exhibits), reconstructed blacksmith shed, a 15-minute long video about Camden's early history, nature trail, fishing pond, 107 acres of property, picnic tables, 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.

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 are prohibited. 

General Admission/Self-Guided Tour 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

Guided tours are at 10:30am and 2:30pm Tuesday-Saturday, and  at 2:30 Sunday, subject to availability*. On the weekend, more tours may be accommodated. 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.

*NOTE: Due to limited staffing and periodic school tours that take up the site and the staff, we are sometimes unable to offer a guided tour. 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

School Group Tours

School tours are a Historic Camden specialty. 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! Learn about Camden’s founding father Joseph Kershaw and General Lord Cornwallis who took over Mr. Kershaw's home and used it as the British Army’s headquarters for almost a year! Student group visits and field trips to Historic Camden bring these and other 18th Century characters 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 Site Coordinator at (803)432-9841 or elyse@historiccamden.org. Advance reservations are needed at a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.