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Camden Archives And Museum

1314 Broad Street

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The Camden Archives and Museum is funded by the City of Camden and is a department of the City. It is responsible for collecting, preserving and making accessible items of importance to the history of the area. The artifacts in the museum represent a diverse collection of items relating to cultural heritage.

The Archives and Museum is recognized throughout South Carolina and the Southeast as having one of the best research libraries pertaining to genealogical research. It houses a diverse collection of books, microfilm, maps, files, periodicals and general reference materials which will aid visitors in their research for ancestry. We set forth a policy of primarily collecting material which pertains to the north-central section of South Carolina formerly recognized as the old Camden District. This area today encompasses several counties including Clarendon, Sumter, Lee, Kershaw, Lancaster, York, Chester, Fairfield and northern Richland County.


Cahmbriel Ann Clackum

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
My first visit to this treasure trove was in February 2014, while writing a novel. I was looking for specific reference books and had absolutely no idea about Ross E Beard's firearm collection. Being a huge weapons buff myself, I was delighted to see his collection when the librarian told me about it, and then imagine my surprise when Mr Beard showed up and asked if I would like a tour! Mr Beard has since passed on, but I feel very privileged to have had a personal tour. They also once had an exhibit of John Bartlam, I'm sorry to say it isn't there anymore. This is a must see!

Roger Pate

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Area is great for history lovers, highly recommend this area for adults and children to learn about our country's history good and not so good

Susan Dills

Sunday, June 10, 2018
A great place to go for local history, genealogy research and maps.

Christy B

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
What a great little museum and a beautiful town. So much history in this city. Can't wait to visit again.

Ebony Massey

Friday, July 13, 2018
My kids loved it so much

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