Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

We are pleased to announce the following events for November 2014.

44th Annual Revolutionary War Field Days

November 1-2, 2014 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily 

'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">         South Carolina's Revolutionary War years come alive as some 500 re-enactors interpret life on the Southern Campaign trail.  At 1:30 pm cannons roar as Redcoats and Patriots portray Southern Campaign battle tactics on an expanded battlefield on the lower grounds of the museum, followed by military courts martial scenarios. Watch period craftsmen ply their trades.  Listen to civilian interpreters share their lifestyles as you stroll through the camps.  Enjoy shopping at the 17 nifty shops on Sutlers Row and watching a period fashion show. Lots of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.  A fantastic, fun family outing. Daily from 10-5 pm, admission is $8/adults,$6/Seniors over 62 and military, $4/ages 6-12 and under six free, $20/family package (2 adults, 3 kids under 12). Food concessions and free parking.  No pets, please. Historic Camden, 222 Broad Street in Camden, SC, 1.4 miles on Hwy 521 North from I-20/Exit 98. 



Saturday, November 1, 2014

10:00 am           Site opens to Public

10 -5 pm           Activities & Demonstrations in Military and Civilian Camps

10:30 am           Artillery Demonstration British Artillery Camp

11:00 am           War in the Backcountry Roundtable- McCaa's Tavern

11:00 am           Hessian Pay Call - Hessian Camp Southeast Redoubt

11:45 am           Artillery Demonstration - British Artillery Camp

12:00 pm           18th century Victuals & Textiles/Natural Dyes - British Camp; Lunch

1:00 pm           Safety Inspection & Muster - All Camps

1:00 pm           Tavern Tales- McCaa House

1:30 pm           18th c. Battle Tactics/Skirmish - Lower Grounds Field- Visitors Remain Behind Dirt Road or where asked to stand

2:30-4:30 pm           Kershaw House Open for Touring

2:45 pm           Period Music K-C House Main Room

2:45 pm           Meet "Joseph Kershaw" - Kershaw House

3:15 pm           Kids Colonial Games - Field right of K-C House

3:15 pm           Fifes & Drums Tentative - Kershaw House Front Steps

3:30 pm           Period Fashion Show- Kershaw House Garden

3:30 pm           Artillery Demonstration British Artillery Camp

3:45 pm           Kids Enlistment in King's Army - Field right of K-C House

3:45 pm           Victuals & Textiel Dying - British Camp

4:00 pm           Daniel Boone's Trek - McCaa House Lower Grounds

4:30 pm           Tavern Tales- McCaa House Lower Grounds

5:00 pm           Site closes to the public

Sunday, November 2, 2014

10:00 am           Site opens to public-crafts & skills in military/civilian camps

10:30 am           Anglican Church Service- K-C House Basement

11:00-12:30 am           Kershaw House Open For Touring

11:00 am           Period Music - Kershaw House Main Room

11:15 am           German Church Service - Hessian Camp Southeast Redoubt

11:45 am           Artillery Demonstration British Artillery Camp

12:00 am           18th c. Victuals, Textiles/Natural Dyes - British Camp

12:15pm           Fifes & Drums Tentative - K-C House Front Steps

12:00 pm           Tavern Tales - McCaa House

12:00 pm           Lunch Break - Participants and Visitors

1:00 pm           Safety Inspection & Muster - Military Camps

1:30 pm           Battle: 18th c. Battle Tactics - Visitors remain dirt road or where asked to stand

2:30-4:30 am           Kershaw House Open For Touring

2:30 pm           Military Review & Farewell to Fallen Comrades

2:45 pm           Meet "Joseph Kershaw" - K-C House Front Porch

3:00 pm           Break Camp - Participant cars permitted in camps

3:00 pm           Period Music - Kerhsaw House Main Room

3:00 pm           Daniel Boone's Trek - McCaa's Tavern

4:00 pm           Tavern Tales - McCaa's Tavern

5:00 pm           Site Closes to Public


Trade & Craft demonstrations - Civilian Camp; Blacksmiths/Blacksmith Shed

Sutlers Row; Historic Camden Exchange Gift Shop

Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club Demonstrations - Lower Grounds Front Lawn left side of Parking Lot

Von Bose Hessian Encampment Upper Grounds Southeast Redoubt

British Encampment Right of Kershaw House Upper Grounds

American Camp Lower Grounds next to Palisade Fence

Kershaw-Cornwallis House Tours: Saturday/2:30-4:30; Sunday/11:30-12:30 & 2:30-4:30pm

Food Concessions - Parking Lot


Works In Progress at McCaa's Tavern: Almost There Party & Premier Photograph Exhibit by Cynthia Davis-Fussell.

Nov. 6, 2014; 5:30-8:30 pm. Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

Plan to share in the excitement at McCaa's Tavern. The restoration is Almost There and provides the perfect backdrop for the Premier Photograph Exhibit by Cynthia Davis-Fussell, known for her fabulous photographs of Historic Camden and other Kershaw County landmarks. Images of the restoration project will also be displayed. Enjoy entertainment by local talents Ed Grossheim and friends and sample 18th century fare. A wine and beer cash bar will available. Tickets are $40 per person and $70 per couple and include a complimentary 1st libation ticket. Reservations encouraged or pay at the door. All proceeds from this fund-raiser benefit Historic Camden and the restoration of the John McCaa House, circa 1794, and are tax-deductible within the limits of the law. For information or reservations: 803.432.9841 or hiscamden@truvista.net. Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020, 1.4 miles from Exit 98/I-20.


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Last updated  October 29, 2014