Introduction to Camden, Maine
Camden was originally inhabited by the Penobscot Abenaki Indians. They referred the area as Megunticook. James Richards first settled it this area in 1771. It was incorporated on February 17, 1791. The town was named in the honor of Charles Pratt, the Earl of Camden. The town grew rapidly in the mid 1800s.
Camden and nearby Attractions
- Knox Mill Museum
- Camden Hills State Park
- Lincolnville Historical Society Museum
- Warren Island State Park
- Laite Memorial Beach
Things To Do In Camden
Camden is home to Knox Mill Museum, the Camden-Rockport Historical Museum, Mary Meeker Cramer Museum and Conway House Museum. Skiing can be enjoyed at the Camden Snow Bowl. The Camden Hills State Park is also ideal for a day trip. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Highland Mill Mall. A number of concerts are also performed at the Camden Civic Theater.
Air transportation is available from Bangor International Airport.
Camden Higher Education
The University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College and several other universities and colleges provide facilities for higher education.