Portland Black History Walking Tour


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Maine's Black community is small, but its history here goes back more than 400 years. On this guided tour, you’ll dive deep into Portland’s Black history, discovering how this community—national leaders, laborers, skilled workers, activists, and more—fought for freedom and equality and defined the state's path. From Frederick Douglass to lesser-known Black Yankees, there’s far more here than meets the eye, and with this tour, you’ll learn all about it.


Follow Portland's #1 guide, per TripAdvisor, across the city
Explore a historically-Black section of Portland's East End neighborhood with a local guide
Learn more about Abyssinian Meeting House, Green Memorial Church, Portland Observatory, and more
Limited to 15 travelers, you'll get a fun, small-group experience


We'll walk through Portland's Old Port and a historically-Black section of the East End neighborhood, uncovering Black history hidden all around us. *Highlights include:* First Parish Church, Lobsterman Park, Exchange Street, Mariner’s Church, US Custom House, India Street, Abyssinian Meeting House, Green Memorial AMEZ Church, Portland Observatory, Eastern Cemetery, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception


10% off water tours with Portland Paddle (instructions at confirmation)
Two hour fully narrated guided tour.
Donation toward restoring the Abyssinian Meeting House, America's third-oldest standing Black church


A tip for your guide!

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Pets are not allowed on tours unless medically required.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.