Maine Historical Society



Magical History Tour 2020

Magical History Tour 2021

On this page:   Schedule  | About the Sites  | Logistics & Transportation  | Frequently Asked Questions  | Stay up to Date  | Volunteer


Dive into Greater Portland's past with the ORIGINAL MHS Magical History Tour!

MHS is thrilled to host our sixth annual Magical History Tour, an amazing self-guided experience in Greater Portland, in May 2021. This family-friendly excursion allows access to fascinating historic places that aren't usually open to the public—and provides a unique opportunity for Mainers to celebrate our shared values and special sense of place.

The Tour is MHS's most important fundraiser supporting our statewide educational programs and mission to preserve and share Maine's story.

This year brings new excitement with Maine's Bicentennial. Look for sites connected to Portland life in the early 19th century at the time of Maine Statehood.


About the Sites

Portland High School

View from 2019 tour stop, Portland High School


Frequently Asked Questions

See the most frequently asked questions about this event.

Stay up to Date

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates, sneak peaks, chances to win tickets, and some other exciting opportunities; and feel free to share your tour experiences to our social media pages using #MHStour!

Volunteers Opportunities

We anticipate a record-number of Magical History Tour attendees this year and could not do it without the support, enthusiasm and knowledge of our volunteers! Volunteers work half the day of the tour and are given a free ticket to the tour to enjoy either before or after their volunteer shift. Roles range from helping to staff the Breakfast to serving as a tour site greeter or docent.

For more information, email us at or call us at (207) 774-1822.

Our Event Sponsors

Exclusive Magazine Sponsor

Maine Media Collective

Lead Sponsors

Coffee By Design  LLBean  TDBank  Wright-Ryan


East Brown Cow Management, Inc.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
J.B. Brown & Sons
Stroudwater Construction

Contact us at 207 774-1822 or for more information on sponsorship opportunities for this exciting event which plays host to more than 900 people on one day in Greater Portland!