Historic Camden

In addition to being part of South Carolina’s oldest inland town, this site served as a headquarters for the British Army during the Revolutionary War. Learn about Camden’s founding father Joseph Kershaw, and General Lord Cornwallis, who used the site for his troops. During their tour, groups will see these figures brought to life as they learn about Camden and the early structures on the site. In addition to their guided tour of the primary house, all groups can also see the Bradley/Drakeford houses (log cabins housing exhibits), a reconstructed blacksmith shed, and the nature trail.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 222 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020. Kershaw County. Tel: 803-432-9841. Email: elyse@historiccamden.org. Website: www.historiccamden.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4:30PM, Sun. 1PM-4:30PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue