Cannons roar in the Stone Ferry battle reenactement – Camden Revolutionary War field days

Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina than in any other state? That’s right. The Palmetto State is home to over 200 battlegrounds.

Young participant

Young participant

Every year history buffs, passionate tourists, military gamers, archaeologists, colonial photographers and 18th century enthusiasts gather in Camden, SC to celebrate our state’s role in the war.

The Historic Camden War site is home to the nationally acclaimed Revolutionary War Field Days event.

It’s a fantastic family outing filled with incredible military demonstrations, trade and crafts shows, live weapon firings, food competitions, dancing and more.

Children get to experience the 18th century lifestyle through hands-on activities at the merchants’ camps.

Activities Highlights
• Battle reenactment, daily at 1:30 PM. Beware it gets very loud.
• Shop one of kind gifts at the Sutlers Row shops
• Watch craftsmen at work, colonial dancing and fashion shows
• Just for kids: Colonial Games and Enlistment to King’s Army
• Taste yummy old recipes at the Camp Cook-Off competition

Here’s a video from the lively portray of the Stono Ferry battle near Charleston, among the few the Patriots lost to the Red Coats. It features SC Rangers and Militias and the Kershaw-Cornwallis Historic House, one of Lord Cornwallis headquarters during the war.

The event usually runs on first weekend in November from 10AM to 5PM. Admission is adults $8, seniors and military $6, kids ages 6-12 is $3 and for under six is Free. Parking is free and plenty. No pets allowed on the premises.

The Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is located at South Broad Street in Camden, SC, about 1.4 miles on Hwy 521 North (exit 98 from I-20).

More fun things to do with kids around Camden:

• Say hello to the King at the Button Museum or admire the exquisite Topiary Garden. Both are located in Bishopville.

• Get your adrenaline pumping at Carolina Adventure World, the best place for off-road ATV riding, mud bog racing, canopy ziplines and mountain biking

• Relax at beautiful Lake Wateree, a fishermen delight, generous in crappie, bream, large mouth bass, catfish and striped bass.