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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!

Mar 19
Looking for downtown Parking?

Did you know that over 90 spaces of public parking are available on the Arcade Parking…

Mar 13
Great News – Tasting Room Opening!

Remember the taste of a pint inside Bateau Brewing warm, cozy tasting room? If so, we…

Mar 12
Paula’s Nails and Aesthetics #ThinkGardinerFirst

“I enjoy being able to help people feel good about themselves, whether that be through…

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