We got there and had a lovely time. For a small place I was surprised at how much there was to see and do. I didn't realize that the area had such a historical significance during the Revolutionary war. It also helped that they had guides and maps of the area so that you could give yourself a self guided tour.
This was one of the few areas that wasn't built upon the ocean front. It was the main trade center of the back country. The reason it was a trade center is because the area has very sandy soil and it was a good place to raise horses/ & race horses. Traders would come to the area to get new mounts.
In May 1780 the British soldiers came to the area under the command of Lord Cornwallis after Charleston had surrendered to them. For almost a year the area was under siege by the British and it became a major Battleground for Freedom.
As we drove into town from I-20 we saw this sign. I always find the National Park service sites to be extremely well done and informative. This place was no different.
The McCaa was used as a physician office.
|The McCaa House, Camden SC|
|Craven House, Camden SC|
Typical one room
The backside of the Craven house. After seeing this house it makes me appreciate the home that I have.
|The Craven House, Camden SC|
|Drakeford House, Camden SC|
Inside the Drakeford house there were some exhibits about life during the British occupation.
This was the typical British solider uniform. I had forgotten they wore red to hid the blood so it wouldn't be so obvious if they were bleeding.
It was nice to see them including the women's role during the revolution, so often its forgotten.
|Kershaw-Cornwallis House, Camden SC|
|King Haiglar weather vain, Camden SC|
The area still has a lot of horses.
After my spouse was done with the class we had the afternoon off before we had to head home. I was able to take him to some of the sights I had already checked out and thought would be of interest to him. He liked the place as much as I did and I could see us coming to visit this area again. Like I said before for a small place it sure did have a lot to see and do there.
Here's some links to Camden and its history: