Things to Do
Let Bloomsbury guide you through the great adventures offered in Camden and the surrounding area. All the attractions you see below are from five minutes to an hour from Bloomsbury. Use Bloomsbury as your point of departure as you explore South Carolina to discover fun-filled days, great food, and the southern hospitality of our wonderful state…then return for a relaxing evening. You can learn more by viewing our Welcome Book.
We also remind you, that in the new normal of the world, many openings/closings have changed. We strongly recommend you call ahead to the place you wish to visit, to ensure their operating hours.
You can’t understand the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War without visiting our newest Simply Revolutionary Center that opened in August 2021. History, exhibits, the tavern and common space for events! Simplyrevolutionary.com. 212 Broad Street, Camden SC. 803.272.0076.
Also new! The Thoroughbred Racehorse Experience, National Steeplechase Museum…one-of-a-kind tour, by appointment only, that lets you get close to actual thoroughbred racehorses. You will meet the trainers, jockey and groompersons and hear their stories. Reservations: 803.432.6513
Antebellum Homes, Camden SC
Sherman spared Camden, but his troops carried off just about everything that wasn’t nailed down. At least the Antebellum houses remain for all to enjoy. Take an exterior walking/driving tour of the beautiful Antebellum homes in Camden. Use the guide book produced by the local historical society and spend the afternoon observing over forty homes built prior to the civil war. Ask the Browns if you can borrow their driving guide or use the Camden SC app.
Antiques Galore, Camden SC
There are dozens of antique stores with dozens of booths to explore in Camden! Look for that special item to complete your collection or a souvenir from the Camden horse country. Compared to Charleston and Charlotte…Camden antiques are a steal. A great way to spend the day!
Battle of Camden Site
Walk the grounds of one of the greatest defeats for the Colonies during the Revolutionary War. Yet, it was the turning point that eventually led to the victory at Yorktown. Hike among the pine trees on two miles of trails as you read about the battle on 12 interpretive signs.
Beech Creek Golf Course, Sumter SC
This James Goodson 18 hole course, 22 miles south of Bloomsbury and nestled among forests and hills, offers elevation changes of 100 feet, wetlands and dense woods for a feel of nature all around.
Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio and Gardens, Lancaster SC
This internationally renowned artist invites visitors to his working studio, outdoor botanical and sculpture garden and art gallery, featuring the works of many distinguished artists. Housed in a row of historic storefronts, this eclectic site is an art-lover’s dream come true. The private garden, complete with 55’ fishpond and waterfalls, is an oasis in the middle of downtown Lancaster. Call 803-285-9190.
Spend your afternoon in this small, rustic town nine miles south of Camden. Have lunch at the Boykin Company Grill, then walk across the street to the old mill which is still in operation grinding up Boykin grits. Walk next door to “The Broom Place and Craft Shop” located in a settler’s house built in 1740. See brooms being handmade on original broom equipment well over a 100 years old. Return that evening to enjoy fine dining at the “The Mill Pond Steak House.”
Buckley School of Public Speaking, Camden SC
Come to Camden and work on your public speaking and more!! The school reveals to professionals their potential to win audiences, write with élan, and otherwise organize their thoughts. Even the most fearful and flummoxed find that they are expressing themselves with clarity, wit, and confidence.
Camden Archives and Museum, Camden SC
The Archives and Museum are housed in the Carnegie Library built in 1915. The building is a fine example of Greek revival architecture. View exhibits of local and regional history including Camden’s restored original town clock, circa 1825. Equipped with a large and diverse collection of genealogical and historical research materials, the Archives provide a vital link to the heritage and history of Camden and Kershaw County.
The Ross E. Beard, Jr. Collection is now on display at the Camden Archives & Museum. The Collection includes examples from five centuries of firearms history. Wheel-locks, flintlocks, cap and ball, and modern semi-automatic claim the visitor’s attention. The collection also features pieces from Mr. Beard’s collection of Melvin Purvis and John Dillinger memorabilia and his collection of “Carbine” Williams 1941-43 M1 carbines.
Camden Revolutionary War Park, Camden SC
Located less than three miles from Bloomsbury is the Historic Camden Revolutionary War site, a 98-acre outdoor museum complex, including the site of Colonial and Revolutionary Camden, several restored and refurnished period houses, and reconstructions of military fortifications and patriot Joseph Kershaw’s new mansion, which was used as British headquarters.
Camden Shopping District, Camden SC
Spend your afternoon browsing the shops in downtown Camden to include antiques and arts. If you love horses and everything about them then you need to visit the Tack Room just north of the downtown district. Don’t miss Books on Broad…independent book store and coffee shop.
Camden Military Academy, Camden SC
The official military academy of South Carolina! Less than five miles from Bloomsbury, you can drive through the campus of this premiere, nationally known institution and on some days witness a “pass in review” of the cadet corps. Camden Military Academy’s mission, first articulated by Colonel James F. Risher, headmaster of Carlisle Military School and founder of Camden Military Academy, is to accept young men of unfulfilled promise and lead them to a future of success.
Camden Cup Polo Match, Camden SC
Occurring in May, the Camden Cup Polo Match is held on the local Camden polo field. Take a trip back in time when Camden was one of the country’s most illustrious polo centers. The Sunday polo match features players from around the world and will evoke images of Camden in the early 1900s.
Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Camden SC
Usually held in the first week of October, come tap your feet to the best blues music you’ll ever hear! The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival offers three jam-packed nights of the most authentic, gritty blues artists around. There’s so much to choose from: dinner, concerts, blue plate lunches, happy hours and more, in over a dozen different venues around Camden.
Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw SC
Come see the race cars and motorcycles! Porsches, BMWs, Corvettes, and even Mustangs zip past. Maybe you would like to take a spin yourself. The Park now has a Kart track that is open to the public. Take the 16 turns on the .70 mile track and test your skill. You can’t beat the thrill and adrenaline from real racing!! Located 17 miles north of Bloomsbury.
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1939. Its original purpose was to provide habitat for migratory birds, to demonstrate sound management practices that enhance natural resource conservation, and to provide wildlife-oriented recreation opportunities. Carolina Sandhills is comprised of 47,850 acres. Numerous small creeks and tributaries, along with thirty man-made lakes and ponds and 1,200 acres of fields, support a diversity of habitats for wildlife. The refuge supports a wide variety of plants and animals including 190 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 41 species of reptiles, and 25 species of amphibians. There are picnic locations, a driving tour through the refuge, and three hiking trails.
Carriage Ride through Camden
Take a carriage ride through Camden! You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as the carriage transports you through the picturesque streets of historic Camden amid graceful antebellum homes.
Cheraw State Recreation Area, Cheraw SC
Cheraw State Recreation Area is so fantastic that we had to place it in our things to do even though it is over forty-five minutes away. Cheraw State Recreation Area uniquely combines outstanding recreational opportunities: equestrian trails, hiking and biking trails, boating, sailing, fishing and golf. Cheraw State Recreation Area provides a championship 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Jackson.
Chester County Historical Society Museum
Located in the old 1914 Chester jail, the museum includes notable collections of Native American artifacts and firearms from Revolutionary Era to the present, period costumes and relics of the War Between the States.
Chester County Transportation Museum
Opened in 2007 in the 1888 Freight Depot the museum contains buggies, wagons, a 1925 school bus used in Chester County, a 1934 Ford, a collection of license tags from the first issued in 1917 through 1975, a 1896 wooden rim bicycle and many car and train related items.
Cleveland School Fire Memorial, Camden SC
Visit the site where Cleveland School stood until the fateful day it burned, claiming the lives of 77 South Carolina residents. The Nation’s reaction to this tragedy shaped modern building codes, as the huge loss of life at the school prompted legislations requiring structures to provide more efficient escape routes. At nearby Beulah Methodist Church, a monument and enclosure mark the mass grave of many of the fire’s victims. Every family in the southern part of Kershaw County lost someone in this fire. The tragedy occurred on May 16, 1923 during a school play when a candle tipped over and ignited curtains. The fire resulted in some of the most sweeping changes in U.S. fire codes.
Columbia SC River Walks
Cutting through the heart of the Columbia Riverbanks region, the Saluda and the Broad Rivers meet in a rush of rapids churning over giant boulders, then mellowing out to form the Congaree River. One can get a true appreciation of the beauty of this area by walking alone the riverbanks using the Three River Greenway. Observe herons and egrets, leaping fish or grazing deer. The Greenway is currently comprised of 3 river walks, with lighted and paved trails, boardwalks and overlooks. Granby Park is a 24 acre stretch located at the end of Catawba Street off Huger Street on the city of Columbia. The West Columbia River Walk is accessed by a parking lot off Meeting Street. The Cayce Riverwalk connects to the West Columbia River Walk and its parking lot is located off Axtell Drive in Cayce.
Congaree Swamp National Park
Welcome to the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent! That is correct, you cannot experience this anywhere else in the US. You will enjoy national and state champion trees, towering to record size amidst astonishing biodiversity. Walk, paddle or just relax within this dynamic floodplain ecosystem. Beauty and tranquility reign supreme in the midst of this natural treasure. Congaree National Park houses a museum quality exhibit area within the Harry Hampton Visitor Center, a 2.4 mile boardwalk loop trail, over 20 miles of backwoods hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and more.
Cotton Trail of South Carolina
High Cotton!! Spend the day following the Cotton Trails of South Carolina. Discover how cotton shaped a whole way of life. Explore the legacy of “High Cotton” when times were good. Learn about the lean years and the boll weevil. Find out what those odd machines were doing and how a cotton gin works. Ramble through historic market towns, farms, and field, museums and gardens. The South Carolina Cotton Trail meanders through Bishopville, Hartsville, Society Hill, Cheraw, Bennettsville, and Clio. Bishopville is home of the Cotton Museum.
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia SC
South Carolina’s premier international art museum houses an extraordinary collection of European and American fine and decorative art that spans centuries. In recent years, the Museum’s collection of Asian art and antiquities has grown through generous gifts to the collection. Founded in 1950, the Museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 by transforming an urban department store into a sleek and airy, light-filled space with 25 galleries. The collections include masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, works by significant furniture and silver makers, as well as modern and contemporary art from the present time. Of particular interests are Sandro Botticelli’s Nativity, Claude Monet’s The Seine at Giverny and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Darlington Raceway and Museum, Darlington SC
NASCAR fan? Come for a race or visit Darlington Raceway and Museum. Most visitors to Darlington Raceway’s Joe Weatherly Stock Car Museum aren’t quite sure what to expect: old cars or modern ones, a history lesson, or a fresh look at a most contemporary and constantly evolving sport? The answer: the Weatherly Museum offers all this, and a lot more. Just as Darlington Raceway had originally been constructed in 1950 to give stock car racing a platform to rival that of the Indianapolis 500, the Weatherly Museum was intended to do the same for the history of the sport. The facility was officially dedicated on May 2, 1965, and still stands as a testament to the greatness of the sport of stock car racing and those who compete in it.
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Camden SC
Founded in 1974 by three independent groups (Camden Art Association, Camden Music Association, and the Camden Community Theatre), the Fine Arts Center is the cultural focus of the county and serves as the local arts agency as well as an umbrella organization for affiliate clubs. Covering over five acres and housed in three buildings, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is incredible with what it brings to the community in art, music and theatre.
Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden, Bishopville SC
Just a pleasant 23 mile ride through South Carolina farm country is Fryar’s Topiary. It has been featured on Oprah and other nationally syndicated programs. Now the subject of a movie “A Man Named Pearl”, the garden is magnificent! Topiary is the art of sculpting living plants into designs, and long before he knew the definition of topiary, Pearl, started his artistic adventure. Trying to win a local yard of the month contest, he started his topiary garden. Located on his property surrounding his home, you will be amazed at what he has done. Graceful arches, spirals, and geometric designs complement even more unusual images as one garden leads into another.
General Sherman’s March on Columbia, South Carolina
In many ways, the city of Columbia remains much as it was in 1865. Because it was a planned city, all the streets are essentially the way they were when Sherman and his troops arrived. A number of the buildings and houses survived the fire. All of this offers one the ability to actually follow the route Sherman took into the city and stand where events took place within Columbia. Visitors can start at Congaree Creek where Union and Confederate forces fought and proceed to the Gervais Street bridge. The ruins of Columbia Mills and the remnants of the Saluda River Bridge are on the route before moving to the Broad River. A marker where Columbia ’s Mayor surrendered the city then sets the stage for the turn on the road leading directly in to the city. The granite State House, which Sherman spared, still bears the scars of Union cannon fire and dominates one’s view at the end of Main Street.
Goodale State Park, Camden SC
Just six miles from Bloomsbury are tall cypress trees that enchant the eye, a 140 acre Civil War-era mill-pond that abounds with wildlife, and a nature trail waiting to be explored. Goodale State Park is home to these attractions and hidden surprises, such as a 3-mile cypress canoe trail that takes paddlers quickly back into a world they didn’t know existed so near to town. Goodale also offers shoreline fishing, canoe rentals, picnicking and hiking.
Ghosts and Legends of Columbia SC
Join the walking tour for an intriguing, sometimes chilling, 90-minute encounter with the region’s restless spirit world. The fully narrated tour is filled with stories from Columbia’s spectral past and enduring folklore tradition. Thirty Six miles from Bloomsbury, you will saunter among monuments on the beautiful South Carolina State House grounds, visit historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and its adjoining graveyard, pause in the shadow of the Town Theater – the oldest of its kind in America – and skim the northern fringe of the University of South Carolina campus.
Hampton-Preston Mansion, Columbia SC
The Hampton-Preston Mansion epitomizes the lives of the planter elite in Antebellum South Carolina. Both the Hamptons and the Prestons moved in the highest social and political circles of SC society. The Hampton-Preston Mansion was restored in 1969, and the mansion was opened in 1970 as an historic house museum. The mansion’s collection represents fifty years of occupancy. The rooms reflect an evolving interpretation from the Federal period to the early postbellum years.
Horse Farms of Camden SC
Let Bloomsbury guide you to a driving tour of Camden’s famous horse farms. Ask the Browns for the tour sheet.
I.C. Thomas General Merchandise Store, Home of Laura’s Tearoom in Ridgeway SC
Begun as the I.C. Thomas Company by Issac Thomas in 1885, the store sold general merchandise of every description. The present brick store was erected in 1911, and is still owned by a fourth generation member of the Thomas family. Shop the general store and browse through the many different lines of gourmet foods. Many of the items are made locally.
Iris Gardens of Sumter SC
The beautiful black waters of Swan Lake form the setting for the spectacular Iris. The lake is dotted with colorful islands, and wildlife is abundant. The only public park in the United States to feature all eight swan species, Swan Lake-Iris Gardens is also home to some of the nation’s most intensive plantings of Japanese iris, which bloom yearly in May and last until the beginning of June. The garden also hosts many other floral attractions, including colorful camellias, azaleas, day lilies, and Japanese magnolias. The gardens come alive with color during the Christmas season with the nighttime Fantasy of Lights display, featuring more than 1,000,000 varicolored sparkling lights.
Kalmia Gardens, Coker College, Hartsville SC
Located in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina on a former 19th century plantation, Kalmia Gardens is a 35-acre private botanical garden and historic house. The Thomas E. Hart House, built in 1820 with timber cut from the property, and surrounding gardens are on the National Register of Historic Places. Kalmia Gardens boasts a wide array of rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, wisteria, tea-olives, dogwood and the Gardens’ namesake — Kalmia latifolia, the Mountain Laurel. Kalmia Gardens is part of the scenic SC Cotton Trail and is the gateway to the 796-acre Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve.
Kendal Mill Historic District, Camden SC
The Kendall Mill Historic District is centered around the Wateree Plant and associated structures that date from 1899 to 1923. The district contains eight properties of key historic or architectural significance and 113 supporting properties which illustrate the growth of the companies which utilized the plant through the years. The mill village to the south and southeast of the plant was built between 1900 and ca.1925 and is a virtually intact reminder of the importance of the textile industry to South Carolina. The mill faces Kendall Park, a ten-acre landscaped park. On the eastern border of the park are the mill supervisors’ houses, built between 1900 and ca. 1925. The original plant building is a four-story rectangular brick building with a back stair tower and an imposing six-story front stair tower.
Landsford Canal State Park
You will find just 55 miles northwest of Bloomsbury the fabulous Landsford Canal State Park. A broad river, rich history and rare, hardy wildflowers come together at Landsford Canal State Park. Stretched along the Catawba River along the South Carolina fall line, the park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835. Locks, a mill site and the lockkeeper’s home are among the numerous intact structures from that era. Out in the river is one of the largest known stands of rocky shoals spider lilies, tough plants that hang tight in the swift water and bloom spectacularly in a huge blanket of white in late May and early June. An easy-to-walk trail along the river leads to a viewing deck.
Lee State Park, Bishopville SC
Nestled in a floodplain forest along the scenic Lynches River, Lee State Natural Area (2800+ acres) has been serving South Carolina since it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Now conveniently located just off Interstate 20, visitors can camp, fish, ride horses and hike and explore along the park’s nature trails. Lee State Natural Area’s artesian springs, millpond and sandhills add to its diversity as a natural setting. Deer, raccoons and red foxes are among the permanent residents. The park also features an environmental education center with exhibits about its natural setting in Lee County, a library and historical documents, including newspapers, from the days the park was built during the Great Depression.
Mann-Simons Cottage, Columbia SC
The Mann-Simons Cottage has statewide significance as one of only a few houses in South Carolina once owned by free African-Americans in antebellum days and now preserved as a historic house museum. Celia Mann and her descendents owned the house from the mid-nineteenth century until 1970. The collections in the cottage reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of free African-Americans. In the Mann-Simons family were bakers, tailors, seamstresses, and musicians, and in the 20th century, educators.
McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina, Columbia SC
McKissick Museum is located at the heart of the historic Horseshoe on the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina. It was established in 1976 by the University Board of Trustees to bring together under one roof the many collections housed in various departments and colleges throughout campus. The building itself is a Works Progress Administration structure erected in 1939 as the University’s library. It stands on the site of the first president’s house built on the Horseshoe and removed to make room for the library building in 1937.
McLeod Antique Museum, McBee SC
Take a stroll down memory lane at the McLeod Farms Museum where visiting the past is fun! The museum is home to over 20 antique cars, including a 1920 McLaughlin, 1930 Lincoln, Model T’s and Model A’s. The museum includes automobiles from each decade since the horse and buggy, and antique farming equipment, such as old tractors and plows. Antique sewing machines and other replicas are displayed as well. The museum is right next door to the McLeod Farms Roadside Market.
McLeod Farms Roadside Market, McBee SC
“Life’s a peach” is more than a slogan for the McLeod family of McBee, South Carolina. The McLeods operate one of the largest peach orchards in the area, growing 22 varieties on 650 producing acres on sandy loam outside the small town of McBee SC. Attend either the strawberry or peach festival….you won’t go away hungry! If you like, you can even pick the fruit yourself. Visit the bakery for ice cream and gifts.
National Steeplechase Museum, Camden SC
The National Steeplechase Museum is located on the grounds of the historic 600-acre Springdale Race Course. The Museum is a repository for documents, photographs, trophies, memorabilia, interactive exhibits and film…all of which entertain and inform. It is the only institution in the United States dedicated solely to the national story of steeplechasing and to the horses, people and places that have influenced its history.
Potter’s Raid, Camden SC
Spend the afternoon following the routes and battles of Union and Confederate Forces as the Yankees marched through Kershaw, Sumter and Clarendon counties from April 8 -21, 1865. See the site where the last Union officer was killed (at least that is our story here in South Carolina) during the war at the Battle of Boykin’s Mill Pond.
Quaker Cemetery, Camden SC
Early Quaker settlers established themselves about the site of Camden first known as Pine Tree Hill, about the year 1750. One of that sect, Samuel Wyly, in 1759, conveyed four acres of land for a period of 999 years, and for a rental of “One Pepper Corn per Year” to the Quakers for their house of worship and burying ground. The Cemetery includes Dr. George Todd, brother-in-law to President Lincoln, Sgt Richard R. Kirkland, the Confederate hero who took water to wounded Union soldiers at the Battle of Fredericksburg, two Congressional Medal of Honor winners, in addition to the original Quaker graves.
Ridgeway Auction House, Ridgeway SC
Ridgeway Auction House is located in the quaint, picturesque town of Ridgeway SC. The building has been in existence since the early 1900’s, being an A-Model Ford dealership and later used as a cotton warehouse. After major renovations, the building is now a spacious, fully climate-controlled gallery with a uniqueness that compliments the fine antiques and furnishings. The registration/cashier window came from the old Camden Courthouse, the carriage lights on the front of the building came from one of the old Winthrop College buildings and the “sold” room boasts a real jail door. The heart pine window front was crafted from timbers salvaged during the renovation.
Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens of Columbia
From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promise new discoveries around every corner! Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens not only serve to protect rare and endangered wildlife and wild places, but also safeguards a number of South Carolina’s significant historical landmarks. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973, Riverbanks’ 170-acre site has a deep-rooted history dating back to the early 1800s with South Carolina’s textile industry and the Civil War.
Robert Mills Courthouse, Camden SC
Designed in 1825 by “South Carolina’s Architect” Robert Mills and completed in 1827, the courthouse features a copper roof, brick floors, vaulted central hallway and double arched ceilings downstairs, and vestiges of its original radiant heat systems. Built to be fireproof, the walls of the structure are 22-inch-thick masonry at the base covered by plaster, tapering to about fifteen inches thick at the second floor. The courtroom is restored to conform to an 1845 renovation, when wide pine plank floors were installed to cover the second story brick floor. The judge’s bench and witness stand are as Mills designed them
Robert Mills House, Columbia SC
The Robert Mills House exemplifies the skill of the United States’ first Federal architect. Robert Mills designed some of the nation’s most prominent buildings, including the Washington Monument. Ainsley Hall, a wealthy Columbia merchant, hired Mills to plan the Columbia townhouse in 1823. Mills designed few private residences. The collection in the house displays decorative arts of the early 19th century, including American Federal, English Regency, and French Empire pieces
Saluda Shoals Park, Irmo SC
Saluda Shoals Park is a premier, natural, environmentally sensitive riverfront park that invites visitors to experience the treasures of the Saluda River through exceptional educational, recreational and cultural, opportunities. Saluda Shoals Park sets a precedent of quality and innovation in development of the river greenway. This 277-acre regional park offers Saluda Splash, a zero depth playground, canoe and kayak rentals.
Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia SC
Sesquicentennial State Park (over 1400 acres), situated in the middle of the Sandhills region, features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas. The park’s proximity to downtown Columbia and interstate highways attract both local residents and travelers. Sesqui, as it’s affectionately known, also features a dog park and well-attended interpretive nature programs, as well as a dormitory, meeting facility and ropes course and hiking trails popular for corporate retreats and team-building. The park was originally built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, Columbia SC
For over a century, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s mission has been to collect and preserve the military history of this state. Explore the military campaigns that South Carolinian soldiers have participated in over the past three hundred years. Discover one of the country’s most inclusive battle flag collections and see the expansive weapons and uniform collections with examples from nearly every American conflict. Ask the Browns if you may see a life-sized, signed lithograph of General Curtis E. Lemay, two USAF shadow boxes, and much more relating to their histories.
South Carolina Cotton Museum, Bishopville SC
A major interpretive site, the museum preserves the legacy of cotton and rural life. The museum displays farm and manufacturing equipment spanning two centuries that allow visitors to experience the cotton culture way of life from field to factory. If you want to understand the South then you need to understand the effect cotton had on her way of life. The 1902 James House is adjacent. Unique cotton items are available at the gift shop.
South Carolina Equine Center:
The South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) is a 40-acre center that has been specifically designed for a full range of activities, breeds and users, such as hunter/jumpers, quarter horses, paint horses, dressage, ranch horse shows, breed shows and youth events. The pavilion hosts a variety of non-equine events as well.
Springdale Race Course, Camden SC
Springdale Race Course is home to the Carolina Cup held the last Saturday of March/first Saturday of April each spring and the National Steeplechase Museum.
State Museum, Columbia SC
Housed in the historic 1893 Columbia Mill textile building, the “biggest artifact,” the South Carolina State Museum tells the story of South Carolina through many exhibits and programs. Enjoy art, cultural history, natural history, science and technology.
Victoria Susan’s, Camden SC
A total art experience that you can wear every day. Victoria Susan’s offers wearable art: clothing, adornments, jewelry. This is a must visit for the savvy woman who desires to be her own.
White Pines Golf Course, Camden SC
Bermuda greens and winding fairways around strategically placed water hazards make this one of the most improved courses in the area. The signature hole #16 is a 164-yard par 3 with a lateral water hazard that comes into play on the fairway. The most difficult hole, #7, is a 414-yard par 4 because of an extremely narrow fairway.