Explore Portland’s diverse architecture.
Greater Portland Landmarks’ tours explore examples of the historic architecture that makes Portland, Maine, a unique place to live, work and play. Tours are designed to be entertaining and educational for all members of the family.
Guided Walking Tours
Homes of Portland’s Golden Age (1800 – 1860) – Fridays, July 31 – October 9, 2015, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Meet at Landmarks’ offices at 93 High Street; Admission: $10, children under 16 free. 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.
Old Port Walking Tour – Wander the streets of Portland’s Old Port Historic District. See the architecture of the post Great Fire of 1866 rebuild. When was Commercial Street built? Where is the sea-wall? Enjoy the sights and sounds of the waterfront. Offered by special booking only; minimum 8 people.
Congress Street Trace the development of Portland through its architecture from the 1780’s to the present. See wonderful examples from the Federal First Parish Church to the Beaux Arts City Hall and the Art Deco and contemporary buildings that define Portland’s main street. (90 minutes).The most ethnically diverse and densely populated neighborhood in the city features harbor views, the Portland Observatory, Queen Anne mansions, and the magnificent Eastern Promenade. Offered by special booking only; minimum 8 people.
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. (60-90 minutes). Offered by special booking only; minimum 8 people.