We are proud to offer unique tours of Portland’s history and built environment through the lens of historic preservation. In addition to our tours of the Portland Observatory we have three other regular tours offered June, July, August, September, and October. We frequently add special, in-depth tours focusing on areas or topics of Greater Portland that need their stories told. Check our events page to see if we have any coming up. Sign up for our email list to never miss one again.
NEW Family Walking Guide
Suitable for children 8 & up. Enjoyed by people of all ages!
4 Walks Through Portland
Greater Portland Landmarks published in June, 2018, its first “Family Guide” to Portland’s history--a packet of walking tours that focus on four historic neighborhoods in Portland. The tours will take you on interesting excursions, with a chance for the whole family to learn about local architecture and history. Walking tours cover the Old Port, Congress Street from Congress Square Plaza to City Hall, the India Street neighborhood, and the State Street area. Tours appeal to all ages, with learning opportunities for ages 8 and up.
Introductory price of only 7.95! Your purchase directly supports the Portland Observatory and historic preservation in Greater Portland.
Buy in Person
Stop in during open hours at the Portland Observatory to pick one-up or at our offices in the Safford House, 93 High Street to purchase one.
You can choose to buy it now for 7.95 and pick it up at our offices Monday-Friday 9-5. Or we can ship it to you for 9.99 (7.95 family guide + 2.04 shipping).
Have you tried our new Family Walking Guides, 4 Walks through Portland?We'd love your feedback!
Portland Landmarks Story Map
The city of Portland collaborated with Landmarks to create an interactive GIS map of Portland's 80 historic landmarks. Use this tool to enjoy an historic tour of Portland from your chair, on foot, or by car!
Major support for Landmarks' walking tours and educational programs provided by