Camden is in Kent County, Delaware.
Camden is just a couple of miles from the state capital, Dover. While there may not be an abundant amount of things to do in Camden, there is fun just a few minutes away. Camden is seamlessly connected with Wyoming, a much smaller adjoining town. There are a few small scattered Amish communities in the area so watch out for horse and buggies, and for people walking on the side of the road.
To get to Camden if coming from Northern Delaware take RT 13 south of Dover and continue for approximately 5 miles (8 km) until you get to the junction of RT 10. Make a right onto RT 10 (west) and you will enter the town of Camden. If coming from Southern Delaware you would RT 13 (north) and make a left onto RT 10 (west). Camden is about 5 miles south of Dover and 8 miles north of Felton.
If you are visiting Camden via the DART bus system you will have to make a few transfers to get to Camden. If you are coming from Northern Delaware, take the 301 Inter-county Bus into Dover and get off at the Dover Transit Center. From there depending on where in Camden you want to go, get on the next appropriate bus (Bus 104, 105, or 117)
If you are coming from Southern Delaware, take the 303 Inter-county bus which starts in Laurel and makes two stops in Camden.
If coming into Delaware via train you will be entering at either Newark or Wilmington (Amtrak/Septa). At this point you must drive or take a bus to get to Camden.
Getting around in Camden is not easy if you don't have a vehicle; most people drive or ride bicycles in town. The public transportation system for the State of Delaware is DART. DART only has bus service in Kent County and all fares within the county are $1.
There are no bike rentals available in Camden/Dover but the town is small enough for you to be able to walk to most locations.
- City Cab Inc., +1 302-734-8294. Cab rides can be expensive; a trip from Dover to Camden can cost $20–30.
There are no museums in Camden, however there are placards scattered around town briefly describing the town's establishment. There are about ten museums within a 15-minute drive of Camden, with most of them in Dover. There are a few museums in Dover that are worth the trip:
- John Dickinson Plantation- Home of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Constitution, and "Penman of the Revolution." +1 302 739-3277. 340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover.
- Delaware Agricultural Museum - a representation of a rural village in 1890s in Delaware. +1 302 734-1618. 866 N Dupont Hwy Dover.
- Silver Lake Park- You can fish, walk or run on trails, boat, or have a picnic under a cabana. Silver Lake Park covers an area of 182 acres and never gets crowded. 149 Hazel Road.
- Delaware Aero Space Education. +1 302 659-5003. 585 Big Oak Rd, Smyrna (20-minute drive from Camden)
Camden is a very small town so there isn't much to do but you can still have a good time. Fifer's is one of the best places to go to get a good feel for Camden. Brunswick Doverama has bowling leagues, cosmic bowling, public bowling and is a nice place to spend a few hours with kids. Wild Quail isn't open to the public very often but if you know someone with a membership they can bring visitors to the golf course, pool, and tennis courts. Brecknock Park is the best value location for fun: it's free, has numerous things to do for you to pass the day and enjoy the weather.
- Fifer's Orchards- Fifer's has yearly Strawberry and Peach festivals where you can buy,or sample the Orchard's harvest of fruits. At Fifer's you can pick your own fruits and vegetables from the fields and buy local Amish goods. Be sure to try their home-made ice cream made by Fifer's. +1 302 697-2141. 1919 Allabands Mill Rd
- Brunswick Doverama - Bowling Alley. +1 302 734-7501. 1600 S Governors Ave Dover (on outskirts of Dover, 3 miles from Camden).
- Wild Quail Golf & Country Club (members can bring visitors, course is open to public occasionally). +1 302 697-4660. 1 Clubhouse Dr.
- Brecknock Park - Playgrounds, walking trails, and sports practice fields. 5 Old North Rd. +1 302 674-3213.
- Witt Brothers Market. +1 302 697-6174. 113 W Camden Wyoming Ave, Wyoming. Witt Brothers Market is similar to Fifer's and has more variety but on a smaller scale.
- Dover Mall: Food Court, Boscovs, JCPennys, Macy's, and Sears. +1 302 734-0415. 1365 N Dupont Hwy Ste 5061, Dover (5 miles from Camden)
Camden has the usual chain of restaurants that most towns have. If you're looking for a unique family restaurant, try Hall's Family restaurant.
- Hall's Family Restaurant is the only family owned business in Camden. The food and staff are very nice and make you feel right at home. If you're looking for a cozy family restaurant this is the place for you. +1 302 697-7448. 108 N Railroad Ave, Wyoming.
There aren't many bars in Camden but you can find more in nearby Dover. One of the great things about the bars in Camden are they don't get crowded and you don't ever have to worry about getting terrible service. Wyoming Tavern is the place most visitors will go to.
- Wyoming Tavern. +1 302 697-2280. 5 North Railroad Avenue, Wyoming.
- Valerie's Bar & Grill. +1 302 697-1233. 2271 S State St, Dover (2 miles from center of Camden).
There are no hotels/inns in Camden, but the two listed below are the closest and are a five minute drive away. If coming from Camden you take RT 10 East. Best Western is located on the right side of the road next to McDonald's and the Microtel is on the left side of the highway.
- Best Western Galaxy Inn. +1 302 735-4700. 1700 E Lebanon Road.
- Microtel Inn of Dover. +1 302 674-3800. 1703 Lebanon Road.
The website below has e-mail/phone support for visitors to Delaware 9AM-4PM Eastern.
Take DE RT 1 (toll road) to get out of the state. If going north take DE RT 1 north it will take you 45 minutes approximately to get to US I-95. If heading south take DE RT 1 south as well, and in about 60-120 mins you will be entering Maryland/Virginia.
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