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Experience living history and so much more!

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!

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  • Facetime Social Networking Nights

    Join Gardiner Main Street the first Wednesday of every month at a different location to celebrate our community, learn about events and happenings, and network with others.  Facetime is open to anyone who works, lives, or volunteers in the Greater Gardiner community.  Host locations typically offer some sort of drink or food special, and Gardiner

  • Swine and Stein Oktoberfest 2014

    Save the Date: Sat, Oct. 11th 11:30a-6:30p Please Thank our Generous Sponsors for the 2014 Swine and Stein Oktoberfest:   Advance Discount Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Swine and Stein Oktoberfest! – Click Here – If you’re a licensed mobile food vendor who would like to get your pork on the menu,

  • Barks in the Park

            We’re looking for partners for the 5th annual Gardiner Barks in the Park, which will take place on Saturday, September 13th from 10am to 2pm.  We are in expectation of 500 + attentive canine lovers and enthusiasts. This is the fifth year of this event in Gardiner and it will be