Imagining a small, sleepy southern town with nothing to do? Think again. Camden offers the best of both worlds: a quaint, relaxing small town with plenty of fun things to do for the whole family.


Our city dates back to 1732 and was the first inland city founded in South Carolina. History is alive in Camden, from the tree-lined streets that frame gorgeous antebellum homes to the outdoor Revolutionary War park complete with period reconstructions of colonial buildings.


Jockey on horseback jumping fenceRacing enthusiasts can experience the excitement of horse races at Springdale Race Course. In addition, the new SC Equine Park hosts many equestrian events and the National Steeplechase Museum provides the nation’s only museum dedicated to the sport of steeplechase racing.


Enjoy a sweet tea and some southern hospitality. Visitors are always welcome in Camden. You’ll find that our residents are eager to share the joys of our charming city with you.

But Camden is much more than just history, horses, and hospitality.

You’ll find lots of things to do here: we have a vibrant arts community, street festivals, incredible live music, gorgeous hiking trails and scenic canoe pathways. We also have plenty of great shopping and dining—so what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Camden today!

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Our Vision

Illustration of the future of Camden, SC

Our vision plan includes many projects that all lead to the same goal: making Camden a great place to live, work, and play!

New restaurants, shops, and apartments will create a modern urban center in downtown Camden that residents and visitors will enjoy for years to come.

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