Mt. Battie Tower

Camden Hills State Park; 280 Belfast Rd., Camden, Maine


Photo taken by Brian Bartlett in October 2013



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Date listed: 12/31/2018 Criterion A: Entertainment/Recreation Local Significance Mt. Battie Tower overlooks downtown Camden, Knox County, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The Rustic Style granite tower is an open shelter and viewing platform in Camden Hills State Park. While the tower was dedicated as a memorial to World War I service men and women, it was also designed as a viewing platform atop Mt. Battie replacing a former wood viewing tower. The tower is eligible for listing in the National Register under Criterion A for Recreation/Entertainment. Travel to the top of Mt. Battie to enjoy the view occurred before there was a permanent building on the site; however, this tower replaced a prior building, the Summit House. After almost 100 years of use, the Mt. Battie tower has become strongly associated with the view from Mt. Battie's summit. Although originally constructed as a memorial tower, the structure meets Criteria Consideration F: Commemorative Properties. The tower has a non-commemorative function as a viewing tower and is significant for its long standing traditional and symbolic association with the celebrated view from Mt. Battie.


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Update Log 

  • February 5, 2019: New photos from Brian Bartlett
  • February 5, 2019: Added by Brian Bartlett