Celebrating 200 Years of the Gardiner Common

The Gardiner Common

Join Gardiner Public Library’s Director, Dawn Thistle, and local historians on a stroll around the walking paths of the Gardiner Common. Only 2.8 acres, the Common is one of Maine’s earliest design landscapes, donated to the City of Gardiner in 1824 by Robert Gardiner, the grandson of founder Dr. Sylvester Gardiner. The park contains a number of historic features within, and is bordered by some of Gardiner’s oldest and most historic buildings. Discuss ion during the walk will include history, stories, and updates on recent events. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and memories of time spent at the Gardiner Common.

The walk will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, meeting at the Christ Church corner of the park at 11:00 am. Paths on the Common are fairly level, although the ground can sometimes be uneven. Public parking is available on the street around the Common. For more information, please contact Gardiner Main Street: tamara@gardinermainstreet.org or 207-582-3100.


The route should be wheelchair accessible, depending on ground conditions the day of. For example, if there is significant rain ahead of the event, there may be mud and/or soft ground.

Starting Location:

Across from Christ Church.

Ending Location:

Same as starting location.
PO Box 194
Gardiner, Maine 04345

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May 4, 2024 / 11:00 AM

Led by: Tamara Whitmore
Organization: Gardiner Main Street
Duration: Less than an hour
City/Town: Gardiner
County: Kennebec
Language(s): English