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A Walk Through Time Tour in Portland

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Learn about Portland's history with this walking tour, which will take you through the Old Port, downtown, and waterfront areas. You'll see all sorts of historic attractions, including the home of Hendry Wadsworth-Longfellow, the Eastern Cemetery, and the Abyssinian Church, all with a professional guide on hand to share stories about the city's past.
  • Learn about history on a walking tour of Portland
  • A local guide will share stories of the city's past
  • Snacks will be provided to participants
  • Group sizes capped at 20 participants
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Two hour - closer to two and a quarter duration
Snacks
Your tip to your guide is not included. The suggested gratuity is 20%.
320 Fore St , 320 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

Your guide will meet you outside in front of the Portland Beer Hub

10:00 AM
Commercial Street , Commercial St, Portland, ME, USA

The last stop on the tour is the Standard Baking Company.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please use a parking garage or lot NOT parking meters
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Maine Foodie Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Great way to learn more about Portland!
Flavio_E
, Aug 2022
Great tour that paints a nice picture of Portland, what it was and what it is right now. The tour guide was very engaging and we managed to see so much in 2 hours. Highly recommended!
star-5
Great tour
IrwinCohen
, Aug 2022
James was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and caring for all of us. Excellent. He knew the town very well
star-5
Introducing Portland….
sallysposato
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Ross, was incredibly knowledgeable and full of interesting stories. We would highly recommend this walking tour to anyone visiting Portland.
star-5
Portland and Ross were a way to spend a day!
Mary_R
, Aug 2022
Our guides love and knowledge of Portland was contagious! Ross was fun and knew so much about everything that we never knew how wonderful his city really was. His recommendations on places to eat were spot on and the cookies at the end of the tour were delicious!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with Ross! We're lucky to have such a knowledgeable guy on our team. Thank you for joining us!
star-5
Two Thumbs for Ross
Sue_C
, Jul 2022
Ross was our guide and we couldn’t have asked for better. He was knowledgeable, funny and kind. I had asked Ross a question that he did’t know the answer to and he texted me afterwards to give me an answer!!! The description says the tour goes up to the observatory so I left my husband to continue on without me. Ross directed me to wait at a specific location and meet up with the tour a bit before the end. So thoughtful. What you should know is they have cut the climb up the hill to the observatory out of the tour so I probably could have done it all. We were lucky enough to have a surprise add on. As we approached the Custom House, someone from inside asked Ross if he wanted to bring us in. Such a treat that very few get to enjoy. Highly recommend. Do NOT let the description of climbing the long steep hill to the observatory scare you, it’s an old description.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! Ross will be delighted to hear that you had a fun time, we'll be sure to pass along your praise.
star-5
Great historical walk around downtown Portland
Anurag_C
, Jul 2022
An incredible way to learn the history of Portland , walking along the wharf and old part of Portland was super interesting , visiting the inside of the custom house was a special .. recommendations of restaurants by our guide Ross was helpful .. the walk ended with Ross treating us to a cookie- appreciated this gesture .. being a very hot day was sort of tiring at the end .. but still enjoyed it
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for the review!
star-5
Our guide Ross Little was...
Randall_J
, Jul 2022
Our guide Ross Little was amazing. Very knowledgeable and energetic. He knowledge of Portlands history was so informative. He got our group into the interior of the Customs House
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Ross! We will be sure to pass along your praise!
star-5
Top Notch
Marianne_M
, Jul 2022
The tour and our guide, Ross, was exceptional. Learned so much about the history, the economy, and, of course, the restaurants. Portland, ME is a hidden gem.
star-4
Lots of fun
Emily_H
, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed hearing the history of Portland - it was fascinating. I would have preferred a little more emphasis on history and a little less on the restaurants / bars as that wasn’t really our interest, but overall a great time!
star-5
Walk through time tour
Ashanthi_M
, Jun 2022
Ross was great and I enjoyed the tour and meeting new people. Being a Sunday so me places were closed. Overall had a nice experience!
star-5
Wonderful!
Penny_T
, Jun 2022
Loved this tour! Marcia was pleasant and interesting. We really enjoyed our experience! Would strongly recommend.
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star-5
Never a dull moment when walking with Marcia
Trisha_J
, Jun 2022
Our tour of Portland was fun and interesting. Marcia Foote was our guide. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. You can tell that she really enjoys giving these tours. We highly enjoyed it and would recommend taking this tour if you’re interested in learning a bit of the history of Portland and Maine. She even through in some fun trivia and quirky facts.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Trisha, Thank you for taking a history tour with us. Marcia is passionate about Portland's history and loves sharing it. We're glad to hear you enjoyed her company and made the tour entertaining.
star-5
The History of Portland
Melanie_N
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Marcia was so fun and knowledgeable. We had a fun group and I would love to take another tour with her.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Melanie, So good to hear you enjoyed the history tour with her. Feel free to give us a call to request her anytime. Thank you for the feedback!
star-5
We had a wonderful tour,...
Cathy_R
, May 2022
We had a wonderful tour, received a great intro to the history and beauty of Portland. We were able to explore areas the public rarely gets to see. A lovely and informative way to begin our visit to this terrific city.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Cathy! You chose the right location to come and take a tour. Portland is filled with so much history and there are hidden gems around the city. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour and hope you come back for another one in the future (We're adding new tours!).
star-5
Our tour guide was...
Joseph_M
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide was excellent! He was very informative and personable. He was easy to talk to and had a good sense of humor. We can’t say enough about him.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Joseph! Thank you for your review and rating, we hope that you join us again soon.
star-5
Our guide Ross was...
Elsa_B
, Feb 2022
Our guide Ross was excellent, he made it a very enjoyable walk and had a lot of cool information to share, he was very friendly and made sure everybody was engaged
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Elsa! We are elated that you enjoyed your time with Ross learning Portlands vast history. We hope you join us again in the future!
star-5
Great way to explore Portland!
Marian_M
, Jan 2022
It is was an enjoyable experience even in the cold. Our guide was knowledgeable, witty and concerned for our comfort. We were all glad we took this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Good Morning Marian! Thank you for your feedback and review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour despite the cold!! Please visit with us again soon.
star-5
An Excellent Touring Experience
Crystal_B
, Dec 2021
We loved to follow our tour guide. She knows Portland history very well, and she told us some exciting stories. She has a very responsible person.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello Crystal! Thank you for joining us on the history tour. Your tour guide Marcia is the best in the business and we're glad you appreciated all she has to offer.
star-5
The Customs House was...
MariaJosefina_D
, Dec 2021
The Customs House was awesome. And the stories of the guide were very informative & interesting. Made the trip to Portland very memorable.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for exploring and learning about our wonderful city with us! Please join us again soon!
star-5
Great informative trip with Ross
Sandra_D
, Nov 2021
Ross was like a walking encyclopedia! Very personable. Enjoyed!! Glad we did it at the beginning of our trip we learned so much about where to go and where to eat. Thanks Ross
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Sandra! We're glad that you found our history tour educational and enjoyable. Please visit with us again soon!

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