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Candlelight tour of Homes this weekend
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Plane Hill Plantation - photo by Photography by Julie JP

The Junior Welfare League’s annual Candlight Tour of Homes is Saturday.

Now in its 39th year, the tour will feature a number of interesting and beautiful properties both in Camden and just outside of town, noted Junior League President Amanda Capell.

"We are very excited about this year’s tour," Capell said. "Not only are we looking forward to this year but we are also already working on our big 40th celebration next year. We just want everyone to come enjoy Camden and fall in love with it like we have."

This year’s tour, which will start at the Camden Archives and Museum will feature not only iconic in-town homes and buildings such as Aberdeen, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Grace Episcopal Church, Cornwallis House, Price House and Bonds Conway House, but also several beautiful properties outside of town on Cantey Lane near Boykin.

"The Thomas English House, Plane Hill Plantation, and McCaskill Farm are all on the tour this year -- they’re a little farther out but well worth the trip," Capell said.

"Why is the Camden Tour of Homes special? Not only are you going to see so many special homes, but your admission goes to charity," Capell noted. "The Camden Junior Welfare League uses the money to provide scholarships and grants. It provides funding for eye and ear exams, eye glasses for children, purchases winter coats and socks to name just a few of the many great things these young women do for our community."

"It’s also a great opportunity to not only tour some of the most elegant homes of our fair city, but it’s a great opportunity to visit our great city’s restaurants and shopping. There are so many things to do beyond just the tour of homes," she added.

The 39th Anniversary Candlelight Tour of Homes will take place Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person in advance or $20 per person at the gate. There will be a military discount on the day of the tour; military ID is required. For more information call 803-397-7980, email, or visit the website at