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Opened in 1894 and on the National Register of Historic Places, The Camden Opera House is a 489-seat auditorium, including two conference and meeting rooms, a lounge and mini-theater, which is owned, managed, and supported by the Town of Camden Maine.  It serves residents of all ages by hosting a wide range and variety of performances, concerts, theatre, national and international conferences, and other events.  Annually, the Opera House hosts over 28,000 patrons.  With over 120 years of service to the community, we are invested in the cultural vibrancy of our community and see the Opera House as a mainspring in the advancement of a vibrant Downtown area.

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29 Elm Street , Camden, Maine 04845     (207) 706-4039


The Amphitheatre and Harbor Park were a gift by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1931. The Amphitheatre, designed by Fletcher Steele and considered the first public Modernist landscape, and the adjacent Harbor Park, designed by the Olmsted firm under the direction of Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., represent a rare interface between the two designers. For the layout of the amphitheater's unusual bent axis, Steele responded to the existing site and its vegetation. Rather than arrange the amphitheater on axis with the library designed by Charles Loring, Steele curved its tiered seating to orient about 45 degrees clockwise from the library’s axis, setting the stage for the harbor as its backdrop. Plantings were limited to those that grew within a five-mile radius including spruce, maples and white birch, while mature elms were preserved and integrated into the design along with large rocks that punctuated the rigidity of the curving ledges. Other built features include the double library staircase (with a brick niche framing a sculpture) and a pair of small brick ticket pavilions with wrought iron arches over the entrance. Elegant tripod lights, each of a different design, established a human scale throughout. The Amphitheatre and Library were named a National Historic Landmark in 2013.


A luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Camden, Maine. 16 Bay View is the transformation of a 100-year-old industrial brick building into a one-of-a-kind 21-room boutique hotel that delivers an authentic Midcoast Maine experience. Located on Bay View Street, amid a thriving shopping district full of galleries, fine restaurants, and boutiques, just footsteps from Camden Harbor.

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46 Elm Street, Camden

A quirky gem in the midst of a tourist town, Lucky Betty's is a  place where everyone can feel comfortable.  


5 Elm Street, Camden

Zoot is a little cafe in the seaside town of Camden, Maine.

They opened their doors in July 2006 with the mission of providing the people of Midcoast Maine with truly exceptional coffee and espresso, and a traditional yet modern coffeehouse setting. They believe in supporting local businesses and farms, making earth-friendly choices, and above all, promoting friendship, community, and human connections.

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Photo Credit: Joshua Brinson 

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