Portland Public Library Maine Women's History Guided Walking Tour, Photo Credits: Dela Murphy

Portland Women’s History Tour

Stroll through the Arts District and West End, tracing the steps of the women who revitalized the city, saved and founded the community’s most treasured landmarks, ran the factories, and ran for office. Visit a woman-run underground railroad station and see the halls where the multigenerational struggle for women’s suffrage was fought and won. Stories are told with heart, humor, and humanity by locally-raised and exceedingly-excited tour guide, Dugan Murphy.

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Portland City Hall
389 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

Hear remarkable stories from female figures with remarkable achievements, like the Indigenous Penobscot performer who reframed an immigration policy debate, the enslaved Black maid who overturned slavery statewide, the Chinese laundress named American Mother of the Year, and the white tavern keeper who went up against the British Navy. See museums, stately row houses, soaring churches, regal Federal-style mansions, and other landmarks on this 2-hour guided walking tour of Portland’s Arts District and West End neighborhood.

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

Visit www.portlandbythefoot.com 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 hi@portlandbythefoot.com.

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.