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Address: Camden, ME
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Added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1989, Camden's...

Added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1989, Camden's official historic district comprises fifty-eight buildings on High Street between Main Street and Sherman Point Road.

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time stands still

As visitors originally from the UK this is what we enjoy discovering as it fits our idea of what America away from the big cities should be. Interesting shops: clothing, artwork... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

As visitors originally from the UK this is what we enjoy discovering as it fits our idea of what America away from the big cities should be. Interesting shops: clothing, artwork, antiques, deli, souvenirs, side streets, old houses, friendly people. We loved the pedestrian crossings: "stop, look, wave", drivers are so courteous and aware of pedestrians. The library is the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

One of the highlights of childhood memory was driving through Camden at Christmas! The grand historic homes are all decked out and there is the star on Mt. Battie.

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Camden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Take a walkup High Street and savor the historic homes there. From the Camden library up High Street to the White Hall Inn is really lovely and mostly unspoiled with commercialism. Chestnut Street also has interesting homes. One home on Chestnut street was featured in the 1950s movie "Peyton Place"

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2 Thank CamdenJeff
Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

worth visiting! Beautiful views of the harbor! Also has a few picnic benches to have lunch on or just sit to enjoy the view!

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Beautiful town with stunning harbor views and an intriguing partially underground library. The shops are pricey -- a plain woven scarf in one window was $179. Busy on an autumn Sunday afternoon. I hear it's crazy busy during summer months. I avoid crowds at nearly all costs, so glad I was there in autumn.

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

There are so many lovely old homes in the Camden Historic District. You can wander around yourself or take a tour.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We spent several hours walking the historic little town of Camden. Visiting book shops, the harbor area and walking up and down the High Street/Main Street historical district. We loved the Leather Bench where we found a great oil skin cap and spent several minutes talking to the owner about the building. It had the most incredible original pressed tin... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The harbor is very nice to stroll by,full of yachts and boats.The local shops are nice in the center of town also.We favor french and brawn and stonewall kitchen.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A small but lovely collection of boutiques, shops, galleries, eateries (ice cream, bagels, did not see fine dining). The library is gorgeous and very New England. The waterfront is picturesque with large sail boats colorfully lined against the coastline. Lots of seating with peaceful views. An excellent stop along the Hwy 1 Maine Coastline!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The library sits atop the harbor and is a lovely architectural wonder inside and outside. We wandered in and were encouraged to see everything including the kids' monarch butterfly project. The staff seems very happy here!

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