Guided tour

Portland, Maine: 2-Hour Guided History Tour

4.8 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: Maine Day Ventures, LLC
Guided tour

Portland, Maine: 2-Hour Guided History Tour

Activity provider: Maine Day Ventures, LLC

From US$ 49.99 per person

Walk through Portland's exciting old town. This 2-hour guided tour is packed with historic landmarks and commentary from a local history expert.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in 200 years of history of Portland, Maine
  • Learn from an expert guide about the founding of Portland
  • Explore multiple iconic landmarks on this 2.5-hour tour
  • Indulge in a sweet local treat at the end of the tour
Full description
Meet your local guide, a history lover who will bring the stories and facts from Portland’s past alive throughout the tour. Starting on Commercial Street, walk through the cobble stone streets of the historic Old Port, downtown, and waterfront areas.  Some of the locations that may be featured as part of the tour include the lobster statue, the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, the Eastern cemetery, the Abyssinian Church, and more. Your tour will finish on a sweet note with a local treat.
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Start your tour inside the hidden door at Andy's Old Port Pub.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour will take place rain or shine
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 46 reviews

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I took my parents on this tour to get to experience Portland like a local and it did not disappoint! Our guide, Ross, was very knowledgeable in Portland’s history and even sang us a few ole’ Portland songs. We learned so much and had a wonderful time. The delicious cookie at the end of the tour was the icing on the cake. I highly recommend this tour if you’re in Portland for a few days visiting or even if you’re a Portland local…anyone can learn from this tour!

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October 29, 2022

Our guide was very relaxed, welcoming and knowledgeable. There were just 4 of us on this tour so we could stop and ask questions whenever we liked. He showed us points of interest and recommended restaurants to try as well as other attractions to include in our Portland stay. We would encourage others to try this tour.

October 20, 2022

I truly enjoyed the historical tour of Portland. It was my first visit to the city. I had visited Maine forty years ago but only visited the small coastal towns. Portland has an amazing history and my guide, Brent, was outstanding. During the two hours I learned volumes of the history of the city and how the city is fast changing/growing in so many ways. Be sure to wear your sneakers as the cobble stones the English shipped over in the bow of their ships were used for paving the streets. Brent explained that the English ships returned to their mother country with the bow filled with lumber from the beautiful Maine forests.

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October 3, 2022

Product ID: 388087