Did you know that Portland's Great Fire of 1866 started on the 4th of July? It was the first Independence Day celebrated after the end of the American Civil War and was America's biggest fire until the Great Chicago Fire five years later. This tour will discuss how the fire happened, how it spread, and how the people of Portland pulled themselves up by their bootstraps time and time again. We will also see and discuss some of Portland's beautiful architecture, historical landmarks, monuments, and discuss how prohibition started in the Old Port, to include Portland's famous "Rum Riot", as well as discuss so much more Old Port history from 1632 to present! During the tour, I'll talk about some of the BEST places to sample Portland's amazing craft beer and point out some of my favorite Old Port restaurants along the way. Come experience this memorable 4th of July Holiday Historic Walking Tour!
Meet at Monument Square (directly across the street from the Portland Public Library on Congress Street) in downtown Portland, Maine. Advanced tickets required at ticketweb or by calling the ticketweb toll free number at 1-866-468-3399. $20 per person. Ticket sales turn off 90 minutes before the tour. Kids 16 and under are free with paying adult.
Private tours with group rates are available year-round. Call 646-845-9714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note that most parking meters throughout Portland are only about 1-2 hours, so it's best to use the parking garage directly next to Monument Square.
Cancellation policy - Refunds of face value of the ticket will be given with at least 24 hours written notice. No exchanges. Ticketweb service fees are non-refundable. All tours run rain, snow, or shine.