Black Heritage Guided Historical Walking Tour, Photo Credits: Dela Murphy

Black History Walking Tour

Journey in time from 1604 to today, tracing the steps of Black explorers, mariners, religious leaders, politicians, underground railroad conductors, and civil rights activists who moved the city, state, and country closer to its highest ideals. Stroll through the Old Port and East End for 2 hours with endearingly nerdy guide, Dugan Murphy, as he reveals stories you won’t hear on other tours.

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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
Friday, April 1 – Wednesday, November 30

The Portland Black History Tour includes 2 hours of entertaining and enlightening historical narration over a 1.5-mile route through the Old Port and East End neighborhood. Owner and guide, Dugan Murphy, dug through piles of research and historic documents to present an amazing constellation of stories left out of most tours. Meet the Black Yankees who founded Maine communities, abolished slavery statewide, ran the wharves, swung elections, led religious congregations, crossed the color line, and expanded Mainers’ rights in ways we still enjoy today.

Well over 24,000 guests have taken tours with Dugan of his hometown! Join us rain or shine from April through November.

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.