Hidden Histories Walking Tour: Discover Portland
528 Ratings

Explore the rich and diverse lives of Portlanders from various backgrounds and identities on a guided historical walking tour, immersing yourself in the Old Port, waterfront, and downtown district along the way

No refunds for canceled bookings
  • Step back in time as you walk along piers and wharves that were once managed by Black longshoremen, discovering their untold stories
  • Delight in the invigorating sea breeze as you take in panoramic views of the historic working waterfront, filled with tales of maritime industry
  • Listen to captivating narratives about the robber barons who amassed unimaginable wealth and the courageous workers who organized for improved lives
  • Be inspired by the stories of families who immigrated from Europe, China, and beyond, shaping and driving Portland’s economy through generations
  • Wander along charming cobblestone streets, marveling at the timeless architecture that stands as a testament to centuries of history
  • Immerse yourself in an intimate small-group atmosphere, ensuring a personalized and engaging experience, with no more than 15 guests
What's Included
  • Professional storyteller-historian as a guide
  • 2 hours of riveting narration
  • Donation toward restoring the Abyssinian Meeting House, America’s third-oldest standing Black church
Additional Information
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Dress in layers and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Bring an umbrella if there is a chance of rain; we rarely cancel.
  • Tour route is approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Tour ends 0.3 miles from starting location.
  • Pets are not allowed; medically-required service animals are welcome.
  • Route is wheelchair accessible.
167 Middle St
Middle Street
Meet Dugan in Post Office Park at the corner of Exchange Street and Middle Street. He'll be standing amongst the small boulders and holding a sign that says "Portland by the Foot."
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel or rebook your reservation emailing cancel@portlandbythefoot.com or by calling or texting 207-200-5885. If you give us more than 24 hours notice, we can offer a full refund or move your reservation to a different date. If you give us less than 24 hours notice, we cannot provide a refund or rebooking credit. In case we need to cancel on account of extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances, we certainly will provide a full refund or help you pick a new date.

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Nov 20, 2023
We arrived at the departure site , along with others before Duggan arrived. I had to call him to be sure he was coming. We all felt a little uncomfortable because there was a "yelling man" in the park that none of us were too sure of and were anxious to leave the departure site. Duggan gave a great tour, of which I will share more on TripAdvisor.
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April 2024