2 Hours | Portland, Maine Black History Walking Tour

Portland, United States
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Trace the steps of the Black Portlanders who moved our city, state, and country closer to the ideals of freedom, democracy, opportunity, and equality. Maine’s earliest settlements couldn’t have existed without Black labor, skill, and insight. You'll meet the Black Yankees who founded Maine communities, overturned slavery statewide, drove our maritime industries, gained political influence, crossed color boundaries, and expanded Mainers’ rights in the modern era.

Stepping on granite cobblestones crooked with age — that once saw footfalls from national heroes like Frederick Douglass — you’ll pass storefronts once home to Black-owned barbershops where abolitionists whispered intelligence to Underground Railroad conductors.

Enjoy 2 hours of entertaining and enlightening historical narration over a 1.5-mile route. Owner and guide, Dugan Murphy, dug through the archives to present an amazing constellation of stories left out of most tours. TripAdvisor named him Portland's #1 guide!

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Wheelchair accessible. Stroller accessible. Service animals allowed. Near public transportation. Transportation is wheelchair accessible. Surfaces are wheelchair accessible. Most travelers can participate. Pets are not allowed on tours unless medically required.. This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers. Confirmation will be received at time of booking

What's included
Two hour fully narrated guided tour.
What's not included
A tip for your guide!. Donation toward restoring the Abyssinian Meeting House, America's third-oldest standing Black church
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First Parish in Portland, Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA