Tours and Tickets

A Walk Through Time in Portland - History Tour provided by Maine Foodie Tours

Reserve Now & Pay Later

A Walk Through Time in Portland - History Tour

COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
View all photos (38)
Select Date and Travellers
2 adults
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 05/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from A Walk Through Time in Portland - History Tour
Out of state travelers must quarantine for 14 days prior to taking our tour OR conduct a COVID-19 test in your own state within 72 hours of arrival to Maine and carry proof of your results to show upon check in. Those traveling from NH, VT, CT, NY, NJ are waived from this requirement.
Read more
Updated 05/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Curious about Portland's history with railroads, fires, wars, famous poets and Hollywood producers? Join us for a Walk Through Time! This tour begins on Commercial Street and continues for 2 hours through the historic Old Port, downtown and waterfront areas, sharing highlights of Portland's history since 1632. Some of the locations we may feature on your tour include; the lobster statue, the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow and his place of worship, the Eastern Cemetery, the Abyssinian Church, the U.S. Customs House and more. ***Tour duration is two "ish" hours, based on guest engagement and pace of the group. Planning on 2.5 hours for arriving early to check-in and make it back to your vehicle post tour is recommended.
You'll start at
223 Commercial St
223 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USAYour guide will meet you inside the Maine Pantry.
See address & details
  • 1
    Lobsterman Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
    See details
  • 2
    Old Port
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by Market Street
    Pass by Congress Street
    Pass by Wadsworth-Longfellow House
    Pass by Portland City Hall
    Pass by Portland Observatory
    Pass by Eastern Cemetery
You'll end at
75 Commercial St
75 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USAThe last stop on the tour is the Standard Baking Company.
See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
223 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Return Details
75 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
  • Two hour - closer to two and a quarter duration
  • You will be treated to a sweet treat at the end of the tour.
  • Your tip to your guide is not included. The suggested gratuity is 20%.
  • Entry/Admission - Old Port
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please use a parking garage or lot NOT parking meters
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveller rating
  • 48
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Popular mentions
Marzena B wrote a review 3 Aug
New York City, New York25 contributions6 helpful votes
Great 3 hrs of a history lesson, met other travelers within the group and could share experience of traveling. Great organized, got great cookies at the end.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
yakytak wrote a review Jul 2020
whitehall7 contributions
Ross was a great guide who provided us with loads of information regarding the history of Portland as well as the surrounding area. Ross's insight on dining and sightseeing is greatly appreciated. Definitely recommend taking this tour.
Read more
Karen L wrote a review Jul 2020
Sayre, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Mike was our tour guide and he did a great job. We learned so much about the history of Portland! Thanks for the great day!
Read more
Dennis B wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
the tour guide was very goo, he was very informative in the history and location of Portland I would tell others to take this tour
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Dan H wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Maria was an excellent guide. Not only was she knowledgeable but she was a great communicator and fun to be with.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Maine Foodie Tours
Awesome tour!
My husband and I had a great time on the Seafood Lovers tour! Ross was a wonderful guide, and included lots of hist
Read more
Yesterday we took this enlightening and “fulfilling” walking tour and were really delighted! We were a group of 7 c
Read more
Tour with Glen - Unmatched!
We just finished our Old Port Culinary Walking Tour guided by Glen and had the most amazing time! He was so well in
Read more
Incredible tour of the sights and foods of Portland!!
We absolutely loved the Seafood Lovers Tour of Portland with Glenn!! He took us to numerous establishments speciali
Read more
Glen is the absolute best guide in Portland, Maine !
Just finished an AMAZING food tour with Glen. What struck me about Glen from the get-go was his ability to make al
Read more
We really enjoyed our food tour with Jaime. Friendly, knowledgeable and all the stops were wonderful. We also got r
Read more
Definitely recommend!
Definitely recommend this tour! As a Portland native, Timothy was a really great guide! Went to places that we woul
Read more
Awesome Time at Maine Foodie Tours
We set up our Maine Foodie Tour for Valentines Day during what had been a very mild winter, of course it ended up b
Read more
Eric B
Awesome Foodie Tour! Go hungry!
There were 7 of us on the tour and we had a great time! We were not sure what to expect, even thought we might get
Read more
Portland Foodie Tour
This was a great way to spend the day. Our tour guide Cynthia was knowledgeable and efficient. Be prepared for a
Read more
A Must Do in Portland
We had an absolute blast with our guide, James during the Bon Appetite Walking Tour. We were a little worried with
Read more
Fantastic Experience
We had a great time. Our guide also conducts history tours so we got a double shot tour. He was very knowledgeable
Read more
A great way to eat and explore your way through downtown Portland
We had lovely time on the foodie tour. We brought our 2 teenage daughters and they enjoyed it as well. There was a
Read more
Such a fun tour!
Went on the bon appetite tour this past weekend and would highly recommend it. Tour guide, Timothy, was fun and inf
Read more
Fun way to spend an afternoon in Portland
Fun and informative. Easy walk, great tour guide. Good selection of foods/drinks and at places we probably wouldn't
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+60 392125427
Frequently Asked Questions about A Walk Through Time in Portland - History Tour