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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.

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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!

Nov 09
Johnson Hall meets fundraising challenge, closes in on $5.5 million goal

A fundraising challenge to renovate the upper theater at the historic opera house in…

Nov 07
Plan for downtown Gardiner’s future nears completion

Draft of Heart of Gardiner plan includes range of recommendations, including enhancing…

Oct 15
From New Zealand to Gardiner: City hires new library director with experience all over the world

For Justin Hoenke, the move to take on the Gardiner Public Library director's job is…

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