Cannon Ball Black History Portland Maine Tour. Photo Credit: Serena Folding Photography

Black History Walking Tour

Take a guided walk tracing 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—and since those first moments, Black Yankees have agitated and organized to resist indignity and realize power. You’ll meet the people who founded Maine communities, drove our maritime industries, and expanded Mainers’ rights.

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First Parish Church
425 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland by the Foot
(207) 200-5885
April 1, 2023 through November 11, 2023

The Portland Black History Tour includes 2 hours of inspirational and enlightening historical narration over a 1.5-mile route through the Old Port and East End neighborhood. Owner, guide, and entertainer, Dugan Murphy, takes guests to often-overlooked landmarks still standing as a testament to the impact of Maine’s Black community over more than 400 years of history.

A recipient of Tripadvisor’s 2023 Best of the Best Awards, Dugan is the top-ranked guide in Maine, #2 in New England, #12 nationwide, and in the top 1% of historical tour guides worldwide  Well over 26,000 guests have taken tours with him! Join us rain or shine April 1 through November 11.

Visit for full tour details, including real-time booking availability, meet-up location, photos, and more. Purchase individual tickets or make it a private tour for your group! Owner and guide Dugan Murphy can also be reached at 207-200-5885 or

A portion of every ticket sale will help fund the restoration of the Abyssinian Meeting House, Maine’s oldest—and America’s third-oldest—standing Black church.