Curious about Portland’s history of railroads, fires, wars, famous poets, and Hollywood producers? Join us for a walk through time! Ticket purchases benefit the Maine Historical Society!
- Person Ages 5 and Up
- Child Ages 4 & Under
- Private Tour - Per Person
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the Lower Village and into the quiet neighborhoods of the first residents in the Kennebunkport Historical District.
This walking tour will begin at the Dock Square and take you back in time, to the days when Kennebunkport was a thriving shipbuilding town. You will stroll along Maine Street and weave your way through the side streets, seeing the homes of the shipbuilders and merchants of the late 18th, and early 19th century, and sharing their stories.
Ever wonder how Kennebunkport and Cape Porpoise got their names? How “Poor Arundel” as it was known in 1743, become one of the wealthiest towns in Maine by 1810? What happened at the Customs House during the ship building era to collect $119,850 in taxes in 1812 to over $1 Million in 1850? Join us to learn all this and more on a beautiful walk through time.
We will end the tour at Dock/Union Square, bringing you full circle.