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One of Maine's 10 National Main Street Communities!

WELCOME! A revitalized historic Maine downtown and a nationally certified Main Street community since 2004, Gardiner is once again throbbing with life, teeming with art and innovation, aglow with carefully preserved architecture, activity, and commerce!

As Maine’s gateway to midcoast, mountains, and downeast, Gardiner is an unspoiled, authentic New England community with a fabulous historic downtown located on the banks of the Kennebec River.

Explore this website to learn more about the Gardiner Main Street programs and/or to plan your visit. 

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Gardiner's downtown historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


Save The Lady And The Birds!
Make sure this last year isn't the last for our fountain at the Gardiner Common

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From Gardiner Main Street!

May 05
Gardiner Main Street Launches Catalyst Grant Program

This new grant initiative will provide funding to help strengthen established…

Feb 28
Think About Gardiner Community Info & Brainstorming Event

Gardiner Main Street invites community members who live, work or play in Gardiner to…

Dec 02
Gardiner officials endorse downtown master plan, setting the stage for project work

Now that Heart of Gardiner, the master plan for the downtown, has been approved, city…

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