Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

Historical Walking Tours

Guided historical walking tours are cancelled for the 2020 season. However, the Portland Freedom Trail tour is self-guided. Download a free trail brochure.

Monday through Friday, June–October

Museum Collections

Join Maine Historical Society for a guided tour to the city's waterfront highlighting Portland's history, maritime heritage, and authentic character. Learn how Maine's largest city evolved from a small British colony to a booming center of American culture and commerce. Famous city residents, industries, architecture, historic landmarks, social history, and the Great Fire of 1866 are among the topics covered.

Tour Details

Admission

$15 Walking Tour only
$25 Walking Tour & Wadsworth-Longfellow House Tour Combo
Free for children five years old and younger, but tour is recommended for ages 12 and older.
Call Visitor Services Manager for more details and group bookings: 207-774-1822 x212.

Portland Freedom Trail (self-guided)

Trail brochures are available in the MHS museum store or download here.