Built on 3.5 acres adjacent to the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, the center is comprised of several buildings including a 5,700 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall. Modeled after Camden’s “Old Tavern,” an early tavern built in the Charleston single house style, its signage read “Entertainment for Everybody -Man and Beast.”
Here, the educational and interpretive platforms will include museum quality exhibits and artifacts that will explain Camden and Kershaw County’s ties to the American Revolution, its Native American and African American heritage, and the important role women played in the war.
The Visitor Center Complex also includes an 8,700 sq. ft. Assembly Building which will serve as a facility for group tour gatherings, educational symposia, and a variety of other special events. A third building -the 1,300 sq. ft. brick Market Building, is authentically modeled on an old-style, open-air market that once stood across from the historic Robert Mills Courthouse on Broad Street. It will serve as an event venue. Visitors will learn about area history and be guided to the various sites, as well as shopping, and dining attractions near and around Camden. KBS was the prime consultant, responsible for all master planning, coordinating of sub consultants including architecture and exhibit design, permitting, bidding, and construction management.