We’re Changing What “Gardiner” Means

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Welcome to Gardiner, Maine – a genuine American community where a charming and historic downtown frames a vibrant and eclectic entrepreneurial business culture.

Gardiner’s thriving downtown and historic district are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a must-see stop for history lovers on their way to Acadia National Park or further “Downeast,” providing an inspiring glimpse into the golden industrial era in Maine.

Combine the living history of downtown Gardiner with our sparkling waterfront, distinctive eateries and unique shops, and you’ll see why our little city is such a completely wonderful place to visit and experience our rich and varied heritage… not to mention an ideal place to live and to do business.

Gardiner is right in the middle of everything, directly off Interstates 95 and 295, and not far from Maine’s glorious mid-coast – an advantageous central location with easy access to the bulk of Maine’s year-round population plus all points south to Boston and New York, north to Canada.

On this website you’ll find out all about our colorful community, our fascinating heritage tourism opportunities, our considerable economic advantages, and the spirit and people behind the Gardiner Main Street Program. Welcome!

Click HERE to check out Gardiner “In the News”, recent stories about our march towards success.  We’re not bragging, we’re just proud!


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  • Barks in the Park

    Woof Woof! 7th Annual 2016 Barks in the Park Saturday, September 10th, at the Gardiner Waterfront Park. 10 am to 2 pm, Come join the Fun!

  • Classic Car Cruise In Nights

    Come to the Gardiner Waterfront Park for Classic Car Cruise-In Nights every Thursday night from 5 to 7pm from May through September. See a variety of antique cars and enjoy great music, showcase of local food offerings, prizes and 50/50 raffle each night.

  • FaceTime social networking

    Wednesday, September 7, 5 to 7 pm, hosted by: Spruce It Up Services
    Facetime is open to anyone who works, lives, or volunteers in the Greater Gardiner community. Gardiner Main Street conducts raffles at each event. This “after hours” event always takes place from 5 – 7 pm, folks typically drop in for as long or as short as they would like. Join and mingle for a low key get together this September!