Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

Historical Walking Tours

Guided historical walking tours are cancelled until further notice. 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.

Unfortunately, guided walking tours are cancelled until further notice. Check back for updates.

 

Portland Freedom Trail (self-guided)

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"Dedicated to the countless thousands of men and women who fled the bonds of slavery but were recaptured or died at the hands of their pursuers before they reached the safe embrace of the Underground Railroad. They are not forgotten."

Trail brochures are available in the MHS museum store or download a trail brochure.