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Bar Harbor Walking History Tour

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Seniors 65+
Active Military/Veterans

Join Us As We Learn It All On a Walk Through Time.

Why Rockefeller chose Acadia to develop over 50 miles of carriage trails? How the great fire of 1947 wiped out half of the town and how it rebuilt?

This 2 hour walking tour will begin at the bench in front of the Abbe Museum. Your local, experienced guide will share highlights and secrets from the Gilded Age, stories of rum running, and tales of the town folk who influenced the development of Bar Harbor as you wend your way throughout the village. Stroll along West Street, where the birth of tourism began in this beautiful coastal town, walk through the cemetery and visit the civil war monument. The tour will end back at the Village Green where we end on a sweet note and treat you to a local dessert.

Maine History Tours donates $1 from the sale of each ticket to a Maine non-profit whose primary purpose is the preservation of history and education.


Q:     Where does the tour meet?
A:     You’ll meet your guide at the benches at the Abbe Museum on Mount Desert Street.

Q: How long does the tour take?
A: The tour is about 2 hours long.

Q: Do you allow pets on this tour?
A: We love pets, but they are not permitted on this tour. Please check out our Doggy & me tour for a pet-friendly experience

Q: How close are you to where the cruise line disembarks?
A: So close! The meeting point is less than a ten minute walk from where the cruise ships moor

Q: What do I do if I need to cancel my tour?
A: First, to receive a refund for the cost of your tickets you need to have purchased the tour insurance. This is available at $5.99 per ticket and ensures you may cancel your tickets for any reason up to 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour and receive a refund for the cost of the tickets minus the insurance and booking fee. There are no refunds within 24 hours of booking or without the tour insurance. Tour insurance may also only be added on at the time of purchase. It may not be added on after tickets have already been sold.