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.
For the last two years, Gardiner’s Co-working space, known as the CoLab has been offering small businesses and non-profits big office amenities with limited overhead. All members of the CoLab benefit from shared Wi-fi, a professional color printer/copier, a mailing address, and access to meeting space. Moreover, the spirit of collaboration bleeds into the work
Celebrate the holiday spirit with Gardiner businesses and community members in our month-long celebration. Vote for Gardiner’s Favorite Storefront Window Display and be entered to win a prize basket from local merchants. Find the Elf on the Shelf hiding in area businesses. Be the first to post his location on our facebook page to be
Gardiner Heart and Soul is a cooperative project between the City of Gardiner, Gardiner Main Street, Gardiner Board of Trade, and the Orton Family Foundation. Its purpose is to give the community an opportunity to contribute in a non-traditional way to the future of the City.
Cast Pewter Ornaments representing some of Gardiner’s favorite landmarks are now available to buy at The Bank of Maine, Key Bank, Water Street Cafe, Monkitree and City Hall. This year’s new ornament features the Gazebo from the Gardiner Common. It will be $25, with a portion of the proceeds going to the costs of rebuilding