Camden, South Carolina will strike you as a progressive city that cherishes its roots, and honors its rich military history. Camden is the state's oldest inland city. It's magnificent historic district (listed on the National Register) attests to this fact, as it boasts more than 60 historic sites. The historic district offers the opportunity for strolling through the Antique District, sipping on gourmet coffee, and dining fine or casual- all while taking in the local flavor. Looking for a place to lay your head won't be difficult. You'll find a range of options in Camden... from magnificent plantations turned bed and breakfasts, to national chains.
Much of the city is devoted to two loves; horses and the arts. In fact, Camden's Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup are perhaps the finest equestrian events held in the southeast, and attract even those who aren't typically interested in the sport. Ask anyone who has been and they'll tell you, these are events you experience, not simply attend. The arts are kept alive and well in Camden, primarily thanks to The Fine Arts Center which offers live theater, concerts, musicals, plays, and a variety of art exhibits and classes.
While in Camden, don't miss Historic Camden. This 107- acre outdoor museum complex showcases a variety of historic Camden homes and mansions.
Camden serves as the county seat of Kershaw County. Camden is located 30 miles north of Columbia, SC on Interstate 20.