Points of Interest
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
What you will visit:
Horse-Drawn Trolley Tour
The rustic beauty of the narrow streets of Portland open up to you on this 19th-century horse-drawn wagon sightseeing tour. Your guide will point out many historic sites as a matched team of magnificent horses pulls you comfortably through the city. You'll hear the history of Portland from its beginnings as a part of Massachusetts to its independence and how the city was destroyed and rebuilt four separate times. Find out why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow named Portland the "Jewel by the Sea."
What you will see along the way:
Settle in for the relaxed ride and gaze out upon some of the highlights of Portland. Watch for the city's working waterfront, the Eastern Promenade with its spectacular views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands, and the Portland Observatory, which was used to notify the city of a ship's arrival. Pass by Monument Square, with its tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's home, and the Portland Museum of Art, designed by I.M. Pei. You'll marvel at the unique combination of architectural styles that make up this vibrant city.
Special Notes:Participants must be able to climb two steps to board the wagon.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.
Depart pier for scenic overview of the city.
- Transport type:
- Horse-Drawn Trolley
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