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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!

Apr 16
Renys #ThinkGardinerFirst

FAUSTINE: Our buyers are fantastic and they do a lot of the work that keeps us…

Apr 09
The Blind Pig #ThinkGardinerFirst

BRANDI: I always wanted my own restaurant and I didn’t want to be like anyone else in…

Apr 06
Fundraiser for the restoration of Lady and the Birds

Announcing Gardiner Rotary Club’s fundraiser for the restoration of Lady and the…

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