Fore Street Old Port Portland Maine Portland by the Foot. Photo Credit: Dela Murphy

Hidden Histories Walking Tour

Explore Portland’s downtown, Old Port, and working waterfront on foot with your locally-raised historian, entertainer, and guide, Dugan Murphy. Hidden histories are revealed about folks and events left out of the mainstream history books: Indigenous Wabanaki diplomats, Chinese laundrymen, Black stevedores, and more. Walk the same wharves and cobblestone streets they walked, while catching the ocean breeze and delighting in fun, interactive storytelling.

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Post Office Park
167 Middle Street
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
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Portland by the Foot
(207) 200-5885
April 1, 2023 through November 11, 2023

The Portland Hidden Histories Tour includes 2 hours of entertaining and enlightening historical narration over a 1.5-mile route through downtown Congress Street, the Old Port, and working waterfront along Commercial Street. Owner, guide, and entertainer, Dugan Murphy, takes guests to the most intriguing and visited landmarks, as well as a few hidden gems that other guides tend to miss. He presents an inclusive collection of tales about the Portlanders of all backgrounds and identities who have destroyed and rebuilt Portland over 400 years.

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.