Introduction to Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner was founded in 1754 by a prominent Boston physician named Dr. Sylvester Gardiner. At that time, it was named Gardinerstown. Early in 1760, the city was set off from Pittston. It was incorporated in 1803 as the town of Gardiner. In its early years, shipbuilding and trade were the primary industries. Gardiner was reincorporated as a city in 1849.
Gardiner and nearby Attractions
- Old Fort Western
- Pine Tree State Arboretum
- Children's Discovery Museum
- Peacock Beach State Park
- Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site
- Edward Arlington Robinson House
Things To Do In Gardiner
While in Gardiner, one can visit the Pine Tree State Arboretum and the Children's Discovery Museum. The Old Fort Western, a wooden fort built in 1754, is also nearby. The Peacock Beach State Park includes a small beach and swimming area and is ideal for a family day out. One can also visit the Damariscotta Lake State Park. Local music shows are organized at the Johnson Hall Theater.
Portland International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Gardiner Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Southern Maine and Saint Joseph’s College.