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Historic Sites

Step Back in Time & Experience Portland’s Place in History

Entire neighborhoods of red brick buildings dating from the late 1860s offer a glimpse of the careful craftsmanship and fine architecture of the era where visitors walk along pleasant residential streets just adjacent to the downtown.

Step back in time by taking an Architectural Walking Tour of Portland’s four distinct historic neighborhoods and see historic and significant locations around the city from the Old Port to the Western Promenade, and learn how Maine's largest city evolved from a small British colony to a booming center of American culture and commerce. The Portland Freedom Trail is another historic opportunity to take a self-guided tour of 16 marked sites that recognize individuals associated with the anti-slavery and abolitionist movement.

See the house of renowned residential architect John Calvin Stevens, Maine’s foremost architect in the 1880s, the Portland Fire Museum which houses a collection of fire-related art and artifacts from the 18th century to the present, or visit the Portland Observatory, the only extant maritime signal station in the United States.

Those seeking more information on the history of Greater Portland and Maine can also visit the Maine Historical Society and learn about its current exhibits.

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