Trace the steps of Black explorers, mariners, religious leaders, politicians, and civil rights activists over 400 years of Maine history. Follow your local guide through the Old Port and East End.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Reserve now & pay later
- Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
- Duration 2 hours
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Live tour guide
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Meet at the First Parish Church which faces Congress Street, at the head of Temple Street, in downtown Portland. It's made of granite and has three big red doors and a clock tower. Meet your guide on the granite steps out front. He'll be holding a 'Portland by the Foot' sign. This location is 0.6 miles from the cruise ship terminal. The Elm Street Parking Garage (https://www.portlandmaine.gov/431/City-Owned-Garages) at 21 Elm Street is two blocks away from where the tour starts. Street parking options are restricted to 2 hours or fewer. Meters are free on Sundays.Open in Google Maps ⟶
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
- Plan to walk on brick sidewalks that can be a little narrow or uneven and to climb a staircase of 17 steps. If you need to avoid the staircase, let Dugan know and he can route
- This tour is 1.5 miles long and the longest distance between tour stops is about 0.2 miles (a 4-minute walk)
- Weather only takes a minute to change, so please dress in layers