Guided tour

Kennebunkport: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Kennebunkport: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

From US$ 39.95 per person

Discover the history behind Kennebunkport during a 2-hour walking tour with a local guide, who will take you around the quiet neighborhoods of the historic shipbuilding town.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore historic Kennebunkport during a 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Learn about the history of Kennebunkport from an expert guide
  • Indulge in a sweet treat at the end of the tour
Full description
Step into the quiet neighborhoods of the first residents during this 2-hour guided walking tour through the historic district of Kennebunkport, Maine. Learn from your local guide about the interesting history of the town as well as amusing anecdotes from the days of being a flourishing shipbuilding town. The tour begins at the Dock Square and will immediately take you back in time to the thriving shipbuilding days of Kennebunkport, Maine. Stroll along Maine Street and weave your way through side streets, seeing the homes of the shipbuilders and merchants of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Your expert guide will tell you the fascinating history, fun stories, and interesting facts of the area. Learn how “Poor Arundel” as it was known in 1743, become one of the wealthiest towns in Maine by 1810 and what happened at the Customs House during the shipbuilding era in the 1800s.  The tour ends back at Union Square, bringing you full circle. A local treat will be provided to sweeten the rest of your day in Kennebunkport.
Includes
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Expert guide
  • Sweet treat at the end of the tour
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Face masks
  • Additional food
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Tour meets at the benches near the Gibran Gift Shop on 1 Ocean Avenue.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • -This tour requires a considerable amount of walking.
  • -The tour will take place rain or shine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. It did not last as long as the description said it would, but I suppose they may estimate more time for stopping with questions or for photos or for walking more slowly. Our group was fit. We enjoyed all the facts and views provided. It was a nice way to start off our trip and get an idea of the history of the area we would be exploring all week. Worth the time and price is fair. We recommend this as a starting activity for your visit. Enjoy!

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October 18, 2021

Date of tour: 8/18/21 Tour guide: Barbara Our experience was excellent! Barbara led our small tour group (4 people-all my immediate family) throughout Kennebunkport, providing factual information that was interesting and that closely aligned with the brochure. Barbara, a resident in the area 30+ years, was very interested in us and accommodated our requests and needs. She offered to take photos and gave recommendations for activities and restaurants. She answered many of our questions - most related to the tour, some just general - with ease and poise. Our tour lasted almost the entire 2 hours, and we covered a lot of ground! Barbara was very cognizant of road noise and often relocated our small group to a quieter area so that we could hear her. Our only recommendation would be to better clarify the meeting spot (no fault of Barbara’s) to reduce confusion, especially in a busy area with much traffic. We highly recommend this tour and Barbara! Don’t forget to tip your guide!

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August 19, 2021

The old houses were amazing to walk by. Our guide knew so many details of the owners of most of the properties.

June 17, 2021

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