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Four Oaks Inn

Things to Do in Camden, SC

We happily serve as your concierge to help you navigate the lovely town of Camden. Answering your questions and pointing out special areas is a role we love to undertake. We can recommend restaurants that will appeal to our most discerning guests’ preferences, as well as outings and activities no matter your interests.

Camden boasts a rich and colorful history, and we proudly share all we know to help you get to know our town better. It is our greatest hope that you fall in love with Camden just as we have.

men loading a civil war cannon

Joseph Kershaw moved here in 1758 and established our city. It was first called Pine Tree Hill. In honor of Lord Camden, an advocate of the American colonists' rights, in 1768 we became known as Camden. It was here that two Revolutionary War Battles, the Battle of Camden and the Battle of Hobkirk Hill took place. After the Civil War, we evolved into a tourist destination for those trying to escape the winter weather. It was during this time that we also developed as an equine center and the equestrian life became a hallmark of Camden's lifestyle.

Historic CamdenCamden Archives & MuseumQuaker Cemetery
two pairs of hiking boots near river
Outdoor Activities

Visitors to Camden may enjoy outdoor activities twelve months a year. April–October you can expect 70°–85° and sunny skies. November–March you will bask in a cool reprieve of the mid-50s°–mid-60s°. Whether you enjoy fishing, walking, hiking, golfing, picnics in parks, nature trails, equine events or boating, we have got you covered. We are a community that loves the outdoors, and we have plenty of options to choose from.

Camden Country Club Lake Wateree Congaree National Park Camden Tennis Center
plate of steak and shrimp fajitas

Whether you are a vegetarian or a meat and potatoes kind of eater, our restaurant choices can satisfy any foodie’s requirements and tastes. Make sure to leave room for one of Camden’s specialty homemade ice creams!

Camden House of Pizza Steeplechase Sports Bar & GrillSam Kendall'sSaludMill Pond SteakhouseMulberry Market Bake ShopSweet Lili's Homemade Ice Cream
woman and man with shopping bags

Enjoy a day strolling through downtown Camden…you will be surprised that such a little town offers a great variety of experiences. Art galleries, clothing boutiques, bookstores, and antique shops open their doors for you to explore.

Kershaw County Farmer's MarketCamden Antiques MarketAAA PickersBooks on Broad and CoffeeRutledge Street GalleryThe Tack RoomThe Backyard Horse
show horse and trainer
Horse Country

Spring is ignited in the "Steeplechase Capital of the World" with the internationally renowned Carolina Cup held at the Springdale Race Course. With a viewing stand on the training grounds, visitors are welcome to watch early morning workouts and the training of young thoroughbreds all-year-round. It is also home to the famed National Steeplechase Museum.

Carolina CupThe National Steeplechase MuseumSouth Carolina Equine Park

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104 Union St
Camden, SC 29020