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Portland’s Historic Walking Tour, A Daily Walk Through Time

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Active military / Veteran
Senior 65+

Curious about Portland’s history with railroads, fires, wars, the underground railroad, famous poets and Hollywood producers? Join us on this walking tour through time!

Celebrating 200+ years of history in Portland, Maine 2020 marks the bicentennial birthday of the Pine Tree State!

Your tour begins in front of Andy’s Old Port Pub and continues for 2 hours through the historic Old Port, downtown and waterfront areas, sharing highlights of Portland’s history since 1820 and as far back as 1632.

Experience the beauty and complex history of Portland, Maine on our Walk Through Time tour.  One of our knowledgeable guides will bring over 300 years of Maine’s maritime, industrial, and cultural history alive for you.  You’ll walk wharves with the salt air in your face as you explore our famous working waterfront in action.  You’ll see lobstermen, historic fish markets, and, hopefully, a seal or two.  In Portland’s Old Port, we’ll talk architecture, and discover every angle you can lay a red brick on our beautiful, unique, and varied stock of gorgeous Victorian era buildings.  We’ll see City Hall and its golden Phoenix and talk about how Portland rose from the ashes of one of the greatest fires in American history to become the 4th biggest port city in North America at the turn of the 20th century.

Famous poets have lived here.  Major railroads began operation here.  There is Civil War history to be discovered, and Portland’s unique role in the American Revolutionary War.  The temperance movement, women’s suffrage, and the abolition of slavery all have deep roots in our city.  Expect historic buildings, iconic statues, cannonballs, and an exploration of the Portland Freedom Trail.  We’ll also get to the subjects of lobsters, restaurants, donuts, potatoes, famous Hollywood directors, and bubble gum.  In our beautiful city, hidden histories abound, something to pique your interest around every corner.

And to keep up with Portland’s reputation status as a foodie destination (Bon Appetite’s Restaurant town of the year 2017), our guide will treat you to a sweet treat at the end of tour from one of our James Beard nominated bakeries.

More Info:

WHO: All ages are welcome

WHEN: First tour of the day begins at 10:00 and others may be added as we sell out

TIME:  Tour is approx. 2 hours

DISTANCE: Distance covered is approx. 1.5 – 2 miles

We Had a Great Time!

When you have a great time remember to tip your hard-working guide.

Picture Perfect

Your guide will be taking photos throughout the tour that we use for our social media and marketing. If you’d like copies of these pics, please let your guide know and they can provide them to you by email or air drop at the end of the tour.

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