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Historic Downtown Shopping District

Downtown, Gardiner, ME 04345
+1 207-582-3100
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Historic New England but a little blah

To be fair, late November may not be the best time of the year to visit Gardiner but it was a... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Historic Feel, Contempory Businesses

Unlike a lot of small, mill towns throughout the Northeast, Gardiner downtown seems to be quite... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Tim O
Nashville, Tennessee
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Historic RIverfront Shopping district designated by the National Park Service in 1980.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
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12 Dec 2017
“Historic New England but a little blah”
14 Oct 2016
“Historic Feel, Contempory Businesses”
Downtown, Gardiner, ME 04345
+1 207-582-3100
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

To be fair, late November may not be the best time of the year to visit Gardiner but it was a pleasant, sunny day when I decided to take a stroll downtown while my husband attended a business meeting. There are a mere handful of...More

Thank Hexy
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Unlike a lot of small, mill towns throughout the Northeast, Gardiner downtown seems to be quite active with nearly all downtown storefronts filled and doing business. A great variety of stores, mostly locally owned, which is nice. Make sure you walk down to the riverfront....More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Where else can you go where all the buildings are on the Historical register? It is like taking a step back in time but all the shoppes are up to date!

Thank Syndi04345
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Took a side trip off at the Gardner rest area beautiful little village. Understand that it is beautifully decorated for winter. The main street is one way with parking on both sides of street ample sidewalks so you can view the buildings without standing in...More

Thank PJ S
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Sadly, this mill town doesn't seem to have much to offer. However, there are interesting signs in the windows of some buildings describing the area's history as the top ice producer before refrigeration. Camden Bank featured a history of its building told from the point...More

Thank bschinagle
Reviewed 7 June 2015

My wife and I took time to stroll several blocks of historic downtown Gardiner on Memorial Day (25 May 2015) after we had enjoyed a wonderful lunch at nearby A1 Diner. The architecture of numerous buildings is impressive, and several of them have been refurbished...More

1  Thank Volcam
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Since I have lived in this town my whole life, I admit to being subjective. That being said I recognize that the town is trying very hard to improve and reinvent itself with grants to attract new businesses. It wasn't that long ago that every...More

Thank skeelovr
Reviewed 3 November 2013

a step in the right direction to entice promising new retail business to a historic down .this on the out side looks like a early 1900s main street

Thank thedipman
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Gardiner's really working become a neat destination, especially for art and good food, as well as interesting clothing options. Its worth a visit.

Thank Peggy M
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