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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

Latest News

From Gardiner Main Street!

Jul 01
Gardiner Named One of Down East Magazine’s Best Small Town Downtowns

Main Streets with moxie! In Down East magazine's July 2021 issue, we took a look at…

Jun 23
Gardiner volunteers work to raise money for fountain, improving the Gardiner Common

A fundraising campaign is now underway to pay for reconstruction of the fountain in…

May 04
Gardiner Federal Credit Union #ThinkGardinerFirst

“Let’s face it- Most financial institutions offer the same products and services and…

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