Camden Archives And Museum

1314 Broad Street

About Us:

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.


Floride Corbett

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Fantastic Gun Collection and interesting displays on local history. Fun place to do research on family history, too.

Jenny Weber

Friday, May 19, 2017

Very neat exhibits. The receptionist gave us the location of the Kirkwood Hotel Ruins and we went over to see it then onto the Battle of Camden site. Very neat history lesson for us.

John Hough

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

Good place for research

Cindy Kirby

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

Museum is very nice enjoyed our visit.

richard s

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Very interesting