Tours

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 two other regular tours: The US Custom House and Homes of Portland's Golden Age. 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.

Special Events

Homes of Portland's Golden Age

Custom House Tours

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Elegant Federal mansions, Greek Revival residences, and high style Italianate houses grace this tour of the Spring Street Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Let one of our guides take you through this variety of ornate architectural styles as they tell the story of how Portland and its most wealthy residents put their success on display one building at a time.

July 18, 2017 - October 6, 2017
Tuesdays & Fridays at 10 AM
Greater Portland Landmarks, 
93 High Street,
Portland ME 04101  
$10 per person.
Advanced tickets not required,
but appreciated

For day of tickets, call 207-774-5561

Get Tickets:

 Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017
 

With its magnificent architecture in the heart of a bustling seaport, The Custom House was recently restored to its 1872 glory.  The building has been closed to the public since 2001 except through this special 30 minute guided tour. Come see the space a young United States of America created to impress merchants from abroad as they came into Portland, one of the country's biggest, busiest and vital harbors at the time.  

June 28, 2017 - October 25, 2017
Wednesdays  
at 10:30 am and 11:30 am
The Custom House
312 Fore Street,
Portland, ME 04101
$10 per person. 
Advanced ticketing required
 

For day of tickets, call 207-774-5561

Get Tickets:

All Wednesdays

July 5, 2017

July 12, 2017

July 19, 2017

July 26, 2017

August 2, 2017

August 9, 2017

August 16, 2017

August 23, 2017

August 30, 2017

September 6, 2017

September 13, 2017

September 20, 2017

September 27, 2017

 October 4, 2017

October 11, 2017

October 18, 2017

October 25, 2017

 

 


Self Guided Walking Tour PDFs

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 here.

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


Major support for Landmarks' walking tours and educational programs provided by  

 
 

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