It's key to note Camden is just a couple of miles from a capital city, 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, which is much smaller; they are two technically two separate towns but are directly adjoined to one another. Additionally there are a few small scattered Amish communities in the area so watch out for horse and buggies as well as 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 five miles 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 on the 301 Inter-county Bus you take that into Dover and would get off at the Dover Transit Center. From there depending on where in Camden you want to go, you would get on the next appropriate bus.(Bus 104, 105, or 117)
If you are coming from Southern Delaware you simply take the 303 Inter-county bus which starts in Laurel and it 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 will need to 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.
Unfortunately 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.
There is a local taxi service: City Cab Inc- 302-734-8294 Be aware that the cab ride can be expensive and a simple trip from Dover to Camden can cost you between $20-30 dollars.
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 fifteen minute drive of Camden, with most of them being in Dover. There are a few museums in Dover that are worth the trip:
1. 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." (302) 739-3277 340 Kitts Hummock Rd Dover
2. Delaware Agricultural Museum - a representation of a rural village in 1890s in Delaware (302) 734-1618 866 N Dupont Hwy Dover
3. Silver Lake Park- You can fish, walk/run on trails, boat or even have a picnic under a cabana. Silver Lake Park covers an area of 182 acres and never gets crowded. 149 Hazel Road
4. Delaware Aero Space Education (302) 659-5003 585 Big Oak Rd, Smyrna (20 minute drive from Camden)
Camden is a very small town so naturally 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.
Brunswick Doverama - Bowling Alley (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) (302) 697-4660 1 Clubhouse Dr
Brecknock Park - Playgrounds, walking trails, and sports practice fields. 5 Old North Rd (302) 674-3213
You can go shopping for general item's at Walmart and Olli's. However most shoppers buying clothes go to the Dover Mall. Witt Brothers Market is similar to Fifer's and has more variety but on a smaller scale.
Walmart Supercenter (302) 698-9170 263 Walmart Dr
Witt Brothers Market (302) 697-6174 113 W Camden Wyoming Ave, Wyoming
You'll feel right at home with the usual chain of restaurants that most towns have. The locations below in Camden are all located in the same general area off of RT 13 South. If you're looking for a unique family restaurant, try Hall's Family restaurant.
Waffle House (302) 697-2226 4003 S Dupont Hwy, Dover (1/2 mile from the locations below)
Applebee's (302) 697-3033 4110 S Dupont Hwy
Texas Roadhouse (302) 698-4268 4568 S Dupont Hwy
Bob Evans Restaurant (302) 698-1558 4574 S Dupont Hwy
Domino's Pizza (302) 697-8888 374 Walmart Dr
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. (302) 697-7448 108 N Railroad Ave, Wyoming, DE
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 (302) 697-2280 5 North Railroad Avenue, Wyoming
Valerie's Bar & Grill (302) 697-1233 2271 S State St, Dover, DE (Dover address, 2 miles from center of Camden)
There are no hotels/inns in Camden, but the two listed below are the closest and are just 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 (302) 735-4700 1700 E Lebanon Road
Microtel Inn of Dover (302) 674-3800 1703 Lebanon Road
The website below has e-mail/phone support for visitors to Delaware 9am-4pm Eastern
I would advise taking 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.