The British Were Here

  • Start: Camden, SC
  • End: Sumter, SC
  • Last Modified: 2012-08-22 17:46:24
  • Total Mileage: 167 Miles
  • Number of stops: 11


British influences abound in Camden, South Carolina, the headquarters in the south for the British Army during the Revolutionary War. Start your South Carolina vacation at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and see where 2,500 British soldiers spent a year after the siege of Charleston. Next stop: Springdale Race Course for a steeplechase event. Overnight at Camden's beautifully restored 19th-century Bloomsbury Inn, then head southwest to Columbia, South Carolina, a city of wide boulevards and redbrick buildings. Visit the Governor's Mansion and find locally made jewelry, pottery, or sweetgrass baskets in the gift shop. The 25 galleries in the nearby Columbia Museum of Art are filled with works by Monet and other renowned artists. Spend time in the old-growth hardwood forests of Congaree National Park or at Revolutionary War sites in Poinsett State Park en route to the city of Sumter. Sumter's Swan Lake Iris Gardens is home to all eight species of the world's swans.

Stop #2:

Springdale Race Course
Camden, SC

Stop #3:

Bloomsbury Inn
Camden, SC

Stop #4:

Governor's Mansion
Columbia, SC

Stop #5:

Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, SC

Stop #6:

Embassy Suites Columbia-Greystone
Columbia, SC

Stop #7:

Shealy's Bar-B-Que
Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Stop #8:

Congaree National Park
Hopkins, SC

Stop #9:

Poinsett State Park
Wedgefield, SC

Stop #10:

Swan Lake Iris Gardens
Sumter, SC

Stop #11:

Sumter Opera House
Sumter, SC

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