Self-Guided Walking Tours

In addition to seasonal guided walking tours, Greater Portland Landmarks offers several self-guided walking tours. You can experience these tours through free, downloadable interactive maps (below).

To further enrich your experience, review common architectural styles to prepare for your tour.

Congress Street Historic District

Trace the development of Portland through its architecture, from the 1780s Longfellow House to the present. See wonderful authentic examples including the Federal-style First Parish Church (1824), the Beaux-Arts style City Hall (1911), Art Deco store fronts (1930s) and contemporary buildings that define Portland’s main street.

 

 

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Old Port Historic District

Portland’s colonial maritime heritage and authentic Victorian architecture make this vibrant economic hub and downtown shopping district truly unique.

self-guided walking tour

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Western Promenade

Elegant 19th- and 20th-century architecture of Italianate, Queen Anne, Gothic and Colonial Revival styles distinguish this intact Victorian neighborhood, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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Stained Glass and Tall Steeples

Features fifteen houses of worship including the First Parish Church (1824), the Abyssinian Meeting House (1828), and the Cathedral Church of St. Luke (1868). This tour also features Queen Anne and Gothic architecture, stained glass, a Paul Revere Co. bell and designs by John Calvin Stevens and Francis Fassett.

self-guided walking tour

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