Portland, Maine: Hidden Histories Guided Walking Tour


Explore Portland's downtown, Old Port, and working waterfront on foot in a small group with a locally-raised guide. Hidden histories are revealed about folks and events left out of the history books.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2 hour


  • Highlights
    • Smell the fresh ocean air blowing in at Portland's charming waterfront
    • Discover the forces of war, nature, and economics that shaped the city
    • Learn about Indigenous Wabanaki diplomats, Chinese laundrymen, and others
    • Marvel at female figures who forged lives on Maine's rocky shore
    • See the buildings that rose from the ashes of the great fire of 1866
  • Full description
    Discover Portland's hidden histories on a guided, small-group walking tour of the Old Port, downtown, and working waterfront. Marvel at images of the past and at the colorful storytelling your guide shares with you to make the past come alive. Hear stories only a local knows about the city's sights, streets, and buildings. The group will include no more than 15 people, so there's plenty of room to interact and ask questions.

    Brick sidewalks beneath your feet and beautiful Victorian-era buildings nestled around you, on this tour you’ll casually stroll Portland’s lush, historic Old Port toward the sparkling waters of Casco Bay. Enjoy two hours to slow down and immerse yourself in the best Portland has to...  more
  • Includes
    • Guide
      Donation to the restoration of the Abyssinian Meeting House
      10% off water tours with Portland Paddle (instructions during confirmation)
  • Exclude
    • Tips