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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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  • Artist Talk and Reception

    Join us at the Circling the Square Fine Art Press on Sunday afternoon, October 23 from 2:00 to 4:00, for a reception featuring artist Bill Royall. This event is free and open to the public; you will have a chance to hear from the artist about his work, meet the artist, enjoy a light reception, and view the Members Exhibit currently on display at the gallery.

  • FaceTime Social Networking

    Wednesday, November 2, 5 to 7 pm, please check back soon with more details!
    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 November!

  • Downtown Trick or Treating

    Downtown Gardiner is celebrating its annual Halloween Trick Or Treating event for children in costume. It will take place from 3 to 5 PM on Friday, October 28, in the Water Street area.