1 Hour Historical Walking Tour in Machias

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Come and join us on a captivating one hour historical walking tour of charming Machias, Maine. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this small coastal town, where significant events of the Revolutionary War took place. Walk through the picturesque downtown area, snap beautiful photos, and interact with our knowledgeable tour guide who is not only a native of the area but also a trained historian. This leisurely tour offers fascinating tales of the past, including visits to an old train depot and insightful discussions about the iconic lobster fishing industry. Discover the hidden gems of this rural location as we guide you along a scenic route that loops down to the Lee Pellon Center, passing by Bad Little Falls. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the history and heritage of Machias, the heart of Downeast Maine.

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  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover the rich history of Machias, Maine
  • Explore picturesque downtown Machias
  • Learn about the iconic lobster fishing industry
  • Visit the historic Burnham Tavern
  • Enjoy scenic lookouts of the Machias River
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Step into the rich history of Machias, Maine with a one-hour historical walking tour. This picturesque coastal town is not only a scenic gem but also holds a significant place in American history as the site of the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War. Led by a knowledgeable tour guide who is a native of the area and a trained historian, this tour offers a fascinating exploration of Machias' past. From the downtown area to the iconic lobster fishing industry, this tour covers it all.

What to Expect?

Embark on a journey through time as you stroll through Machias' charming streets. On this historical walking tour, you can expect to hear captivating tales of the Revolutionary War, visit an old train depot, and gain insight into the changing impact it had on the area. Delve into the captivating history of the lobster fishing industry and discover the importance of other fisheries in the region. With numerous opportunities to take photos and engage with your guide, you'll leave with a newfound appreciation for Machias' rich heritage.

Who is this for?

This historical walking tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and curious travelers alike. Whether you're a local looking to uncover hidden gems in your own backyard or a visitor wanting to delve into the historical fabric of Machias, this tour welcomes everyone. No prior knowledge is required, as the tour guide will provide all the necessary context and information to make it an enriching experience.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of Machias' past with a knowledgeable guide who is passionate about sharing the town's history. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the Revolutionary War's impact on the area and gain insights into the lobster fishing industry that has shaped Machias' identity. By joining this tour, you'll not only walk away with a deeper understanding of Machias' history but also have the chance to capture stunning photographs and engage with a local expert.

Good to Know

During this one-hour walking tour, you'll enjoy a mostly flat route, making it accessible for participants of varying fitness levels. The tour will make stops at various lookout points, allowing you to take in the scenic beauty of Machias. Please note that the visit inside the Burnham Tavern is not included in this tour. Be sure to meet your friendly tour guide near the Machias River, between the Machias River General Store and Machias Savings Bank, and park by the river for convenience.


Travelers who have experienced this historical walking tour in Machias have been delighted by the depth of knowledge and passion displayed by the tour guide. They praised the engaging storytelling, which brought the town's history to life. Visitors were particularly impressed by the inclusion of the lobster fishing industry, as it provided a unique and authentic insight into the area's culture. Overall, guests left this tour feeling enriched and inspired, with a newfound appreciation for Machias' historical significance and natural beauty.

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Your Itinerary

Bad Little Falls Park

Local park that features falls of the Machias River. The Park features a scenic lookout that will be the backdrop for our stories about the American Revolution and the logging industry.

Burnham Tavern

One of 21 buildings designated as most significant to the American Revolution, the Burnham Tavern will be very important in our story of the role Machias played in the early Revolution. The museum is not open during the tour, but the building is in a very viewable location.

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Our tour was rescheduled then cancelled without explanation. We are dissappointed in our experience.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-25 19:56