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Discover Gardiner, Maine

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 05
Allison Mckeen Art #ThinkGardinerFirst

“I think that people who see my work online might be surprised to know that I’m…

Feb 26
Gerard’s Pizza #ThinkGardinerFirst

“Looking back, If I were to give myself advice in my first year it would be to not try…

Jan 29
Ampersand Academy of Dance & Performing Arts #ThinkGardinerFirst

“I think as a studio, we do things a bit differently than maybe others would.…

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