Events downtown

Apr 23

Old Port Historic Walking Tour
Location: Monument Square, Portland, Maine 04101, US
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Explore the Old Port’s rich history and places of interest from 1632 in this 2-hour (up to 2 1/2 hours) exciting walking tour and historical adventure for all members of the family with over 50 historic stops including historical landmarks, architecture, and monuments. We will also discuss famous/legendary people of the area, prohibition and how it all started in the Old Port, some of the hottest restaurants and craft beer bars, the best places for craft beer tastings, waterfront history, the Old Port’s biggest fires, Underground Railroad, shopping, real estate history, night life and much more!

Public tours are available every Saturday from 11AM-1PM April through December. Advanced tickets required at $29 per person. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Private tours with special group rates available year-round, any day of the week! Private tour tickets are not available via Ticketmaster or Ticketweb so please call 646-845-9714 or email to book. Please note that this tour may take up to 2 1/2 hours depending on the size of group and walking pace.

Where to meet: Monument Square – located directly across the street from the Portland Public Library on Congress Street.

Your Tour Guide, Leigh Rush Olson, holds a BA in History from CUNY Brooklyn College and is a certified Portland History Docent with the Maine Historical Society in collaboration with Portland Landmarks. Leigh is also a Portland native and lives in the Kennebunks, so you’re in good hands!