Did you know that Portland’s Great Fire of 1866 started on the 4th of July? It was the first Independence Day celebrated after the end of the American Civil War and was America’s biggest fire until the Great Chicago Fire five years later. This tour will discuss how the fire happened, how it spread, and how the people of Portland pulled themselves up by their bootstraps time and time again. We will also see some of Portland’s beautiful architecture, historical landmarks, monuments, and discuss how prohibition started in the Old Port, to include Portland’s famous “Rum Riot,” as well as discuss so much more Old Port history from 1632 to present! Moreover, I’ll talk about some of the best places to sample Portland’s amazing craft beer, point out some of my favorite Old Port restaurants, discover the Old Port’s night life, and where to catch the fireworks. Come experience this memorable 4th of July Historic Walking Tour with over 50 historic stops!
Advanced tickets required at ticketweb. $30 per person. Kids 16 and under are free with paying adult.