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Bar Harbor: Historic Self-Guided Audio Guide Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Bar Harbor: Historic Self-Guided Audio Guide Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

Stroll by the seaside, admire Gilded Age homes, and indulge in fresh seafood in lovely Bar Harbor, Maine. Discover this quaint little town packed with history and beautiful scenery.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the oceanside town of Bar Harbor at your own pace with an audio guide
  • Dive into the Gilded Age history of some of America’s wealthiest families
  • Admire the town's lavish and beautifully preserved Gilded Age architecture
  • Enjoy a tour developed by local guides and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Learn how this little town went from a remote outpost to a vacation destination
Full description

Explore Bar Harbor with your app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Enjoy animated videos that allow you to see snapshots from different centuries and interior rooms that you otherwise would not be able to see.

Begin your tour at Bar Harbor Pier and hear about Bar Harbor’s early days as a fishing town and its transformation during the Gilded Age. Cross a bridge to the untouched Bar Island. Enter the West Street Historic District, with its Gilded Age homes.

At the Abbe Museum, find a collection dedicated to the Native Wabanaki of the region. Stroll down Main Street, loaded with shops, restaurants, and cafes. Head to the waterfront Shore Path and encounter a strange landmark left in Bar Harbor during the Ice Age. See the personal tennis court-turned-public park which serves as an example of how Bar Harbor has transformed since the Gilded Age. See the Bar Harbor Inn, established in 1887. Your tour concludes just beyond the inn, right where you began.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Begin your tour at Bar Harbor Harbor Master. Check your email before you download the app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require strong data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map
  • This is not an entry ticket
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

Product ID: 418071