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Online Exploration - Part 5 Kershaw County

History, Horses, and Hospitality! There's just nowhere else quite like Kershaw County and Camden!

A great place to start planning your trip online is the Camden Classically Carolina website. It's chopped full of information, pictures and videos. It's a great primer to really spark your interest! They have a great Welcome Center at the Robert Mills Courthouse just up the street from Camden's Revolutionary War Park. The Welcome Center has a great picture gallery and lots of brochures for you along with their famous hospitality to give you personalized suggestions to help you enjoy your visit.

History is all around in SC's oldest inland city! From King Haigler to Revolutionary War, you'll find it all here, and there's nowhere better to start than the Camden Archives & Museum.  The museum is constantly showcasing new exhibits and providing a wealth of knowledge for visitors. One of their neatest permament exhibits is the Ross E. Beard Gun Collection! It's a must see!

They've put together some awesome videos featuring the Boykin Spaniel, pottery, history of Camden and others. Check them out here:


Of course Camden is a Revolutionary War lovers dream come true! 

There's The Battle of Camden which has a truely unique touring experience at the Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve on Flat Rock Road just outside the city limits. Download the audio tour (or listen from your computer with screen shots of LongLeaf Pine forests and imagine the battle) on your phone and walk the trail leading you to different stops and describing the action and history of that battle as well as some general history of the time. It's an amazing experience that illustates the difficulty and heatbreak of that battle. 


There's also Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park and the Battle of Hobkirk's Mill. There's always great things happening at Historic Camden, so make sure to keep up with the, and definately don't miss Historic Camden Rev War Field Days! It's a must!! 

  And take a look at one of their Rev War reenactments filmed by Mark Roundtree here: Rev War Field Days

People travel from all over to attend the annual Carolina Cup! This steplechase race is a must for every South Carolinian! The Sprindale Race Course is also home to the National Steeplechase Museum. It's certainly a mecca for horse lovers! 


Downtown Camden is a great place to park and explore. There are plenty of non-chain shops and restaurants as well as antiques. In fact, Camden is one of the tops places we recommend for antiques and walkable downtowns when visitors ask at our Visitor Center. You really can take the whole family and spend all day exploring! Everyone in the family will find shops to love and great food and treats to devour! 

 Check out the whole list here: Classically Carolina. And don't forget to download some awesome audio tours on your phone before you go! You can listen to a variety of self-paced, self-guided tours featuring lots of historic areas in Camden. Take a look and download here. 

There's so great ourdoor areas and farms to explore in Kershaw County. Of course, most paddling enthusists know about Goodale State Park. This park is a dream come true for paddling around in patches of big Cyress trees. There's also great fishing and picnic shelters. It's an idea place to get away and ejoy relaxing in nature.

Check out some video from our friends at Palmettod here: drone footage of Goodale


Boykin should certainly be at the top your list to visit! There's Boykin Mill and the Civil War battlesite Battle of Boykin Mill, The Broome Place, and you can eat at Boykin Company Grille and Store or the Mill Pond Steakhouse....Check out all the offerings in Boykin by clicking here


And finally, don't forget the wonder that is Old McCaskill's Farm in Rembert. They always have tours, great food, and all kinds of cool farm animals and activities to see and do.  Check out drone footage of the farm by Michael Horlbeck here.


See you next time!