Downtown in Old Port on Walking Tour, Photo Credit: Dugan Murphy | Portland by the Foot

Nefarious Portland Tour

From villains whose crimes against humanity turned vast profits and poisoned geopolitics across the Atlantic World, to the resisters whose acts of defiance expanded freedoms for modern-day Americans, you’ll step through the centuries while enjoying an insider’s view of both the city’s prime sightseeing spots and less-visited landmarks. Riots, battles, mayhem, and criminal hijinks from generations past come alive with horror and humor, impropriety and inspiration.

Events > Nefarious Portland Tour
Portland City Hall
389 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland by the Foot
(207) 200-5885
Monday, May 1 – Saturday, November 11

The Nefarious Portland Walking Tour includes 2 hours of entertaining and enlightening historical narration over a 1.5-mile route through downtown Congress Street, the Arts District, West End neighborhood, and Old Port. Owner, guide, and entertainer, Dugan Murphy, takes guests to the homes and businesses of scoundrels, scammers, and criminals whose heinous deeds are the thing of local legend. Walk the streets they walked and be captivated by their stories.

Dugan was chosen #1 tour guide in Portland by TripAdvisor reviews! Well over 26,000 guests have taken tours with him. Join us rain or shine May 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.