Historic Bar Harbor Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour Guide

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Bar Harbor, US
4.2 (22)
Bar Harbor, US
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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the opulence of the Gilded Age with the Historic Bar Harbor Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour Guide. Uncover the secrets and stories behind Bar Harbor's lavish historic architecture as you stroll along the ocean, taking in the breathtaking views and rich history. From the beautiful homes of the West Street Historic District to the jaw-dropping La Rochelle estate, you'll be transported to a bygone era of elegance and grandeur. Discover hidden gems like the sandbar trail to Bar Island and the quirky St. Saviour's Episcopal Church. Capture Instagram-worthy photos of the impressive architecture and explore the Abbe Museum, which celebrates the heritage of the native Wabanaki. This immersive tour is not just a walk through history, but an unforgettable journey through time. Book now and embark on a self-guided adventure that will leave you awestruck by the charm and allure of Bar Harbor's past.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours - 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Dive into Bar Harbor’s rich history
  • Stroll alongside the ocean
  • Learn fascinating history along the way
  • Experience a positively magical stroll on Bar Island Trail
  • Admire breathtaking historic homes in the West Street Historic District
  • Easy-to-use app: download Action’s Tour Guide App onto your phone
  • Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
  • Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories.
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations

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Transport yourself back in time to the opulent Gilded Age with the Historic Bar Harbor Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour Guide. Immerse yourself in the luxurious history of this charming seaside town in Maine, once favored by America's wealthiest families. This tour will take you on a delightful journey through time, where you will discover the captivating stories behind the lavish historic architecture and learn how the lobster became a beloved icon of Maine.

What to expect?

During this self-guided tour, you can anticipate an engaging and informative experience that will last between 60 to 120 minutes. Delve into the heart of Bar Harbor and explore its must-see attractions, including Agamont Park, the Bar Island Trail, the West Street Historic District, La Rochelle estate, and more. Follow the audio instructions provided by the Tour Guide App and unravel the fascinating history behind each landmark you encounter. Marvel at the stunning ocean views and indulge your senses in the rich heritage of this remarkable town.

Who is this for?

The Historic Bar Harbor Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour Guide caters to history enthusiasts, architecture lovers, and curious explorers who appreciate the allure of bygone eras. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour is designed to captivate anyone with a penchant for uncovering the hidden gems of a destination. From seasoned travelers seeking a fresh perspective to locals looking to rediscover their own backyard, this tour is for anyone eager to immerse themselves in the rich history of Bar Harbor.

Why book this?

Booking this tour promises a unique and enriching experience. You will gain an in-depth understanding of Bar Harbor's fascinating past, discovering its stunning architectural gems and historical landmarks. The informative audio guide brings these stories to life, allowing you to connect with the spirit of the Gilded Age and appreciate the remarkable heritage of this coastal town. This self-guided walking tour provides the freedom to explore at your own pace, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the serenity and beauty of Bar Harbor.

Good to know

As you embark on the Historic Bar Harbor Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour, remember to bring your smartphone and a good pair of walking shoes. Make sure to download the Tour Guide App by Action and check your email for instructions and a unique password. Be sure to have a reliable internet or Wi-Fi connection to access the tour seamlessly. It's important to note that this tour does not include entrance tickets, so remember to check the opening hours of any specific attractions you may wish to visit along the way. With lifetime validity, you can embark on this tour whenever it suits your schedule.


Travelers who have experienced the Historic Bar Harbor Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour have been delighted by the wealth of knowledge and captivating stories they encountered along the way. They praised the convenience and flexibility of the self-guided format, allowing them to immerse themselves in the history of Bar Harbor at their own pace. Many highlighted the audio guide as a valuable companion, providing fascinating insights and making the tour engaging and educational. Overall, reviews emphasized that this tour offers a unique and memorable experience, filled with beautiful architecture, scenic views, and a deep appreciation for Bar Harbor's rich heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Bar Harbor

Your tour of Bar Harbor begins on the pier by Agamont Park, where you'll find plentiful parking. As you walk through this historic town, you'll see tons of beautifully preserved architecture, phenomenal ocean views, and much more. Plus, you'll learn plenty of fascinating history along the way!

Bar Harbor Historical Society

Built in 1902, La Rochelle is a simply jaw-dropping estate. This enormous mansion has 41 rooms and a ton of history. It's now owned by the Maine Seacoast Mission Society, which purchased the property for only a dollar.

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Primrose Inn

Built in 1878, this iconic structure only barely survived a huge fire that swept through Bar Harbor in 1947. Today, it continues to welcome visitors as a cozy bed and breakfast!

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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

This is a church which simply must be photographed. The impressive stonework, the imposing tower, and the gorgeous windows are all just begging to end up on Instagram!

St. Saviour's Episcopal Church

St. Saviour's Episcopal Church is a quirky architectural oddity. This church was built in multiple sections, with the oldest parts dating back to 1877 and the newest to the 1930s. The end result is an oddly endearing and totally unique structure.

Jesup Memorial Library

This historic library dates all the way back to 1877. At the time, it had only 250 volumes, almost all of which were donated by the town's wealthy residents. Since then, that small collection has continued to expand.

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Abbe Museum

Abbe Museum celebrates the heritage of the native Wabanaki. Also known as the People of the Dawn, the Wabanaki lived in Bar Harbor long before it was Bar Harbor. Museum founder Robert Abbe wanted to honor that long history, and the museum now features exhibits encompassing 12,000 years of Native history in the region.

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Village Green

Bar Harbor's village green isn't just any old park. It was designed by Beatrix Farrand, who also designed the Rose Garden at the White House! It features an 1896 street clock, a historic bandstand, and a fountain in the style of 17th century Italian fountains.

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Frenchman Bay

Frenchman Bay is a picturesque bay named for the French expeditions which came here as far back as the 1500s. Here, you'll learn just who led those expeditions, and what exactly they were looking for.

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Balance Rock Inn

Balance Rock is an unusual landmark which rests right next to the Shore Path. It's a glacial erratic, meaning a glacier dragged it a very long way before setting it down here. This boulder is estimated to have moved about 40 miles before setting up shop in Bar Harbor!

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Grant Park

Once the site of a Gilded Age mansion, Grant Park is now just a pleasant, oceanside green space for all to enjoy. If you're looking for the ideal picnic spot, this is it!

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Bar Harbor Inn & Spa

The Bar Harbor Inn is a seaside resort with a very long and complicated history. It was once a reading room where Bar Harbor's wealthy residents discussed literature and the matters of the day. Today, it has been converted into one of the most lavish hotels in the town. Your tour concludes just past this hotel, right near the pier where it began.

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4.2 (22)


Easy to use app with accurate and interesting location-based narration. Maps and menu were easy to follow. Will be buying another audio tour for Charlottetown, PE!


The tour was very informative and closely matched the displayed walking map. The map with numbered circles was very helpful in knowing when a place of interest was coming up. The tour does need to be updated to show that the Shore Path is closed due to storm damage. A possible solution is to add other points of interest such as the cemetery across the street from the library. Overall, we were very pleased with the app and the tour.


We liked that the audio knew where we were & start & stop at just the right time. It allowed you to read the story as well.


Terrible is an understatement. We were unable to find any way to start tour. We followed directions on app but when we arrived there was NO way to start tour. Nothing we could find. After at least half an hour of trying to figure it out we gave up. So not only did we waste our time we also wasted our $. Very frustrating!


We enjoyed walking the neighborhood at our own pace, instead of just shopping on the Main Street. We also liked learning the history of Bar Harbor.

James V

The tour gave us a good history of the area. It was just long enough. Enjoyed the turn around walk back along the waterfront. Only change I would have liked is less silence gaping between the stops. I kept feeling like I was disconnected.


This was a great way to get out of the car and get a nice walk while learning more about the history of Bar Harbor. We especially appreciated the ocean walk that we might otherwise have missed.


Our group really enjoyed the self-guided walking audio tour. We learned interesting information each stop along the way. The tour is linked via GPS on your mobile device. This tour is an incredible value. Highly recommended.


A good tour for the money. I appreciated the map view as well, since we took a few detours to stop in some of the shops.


The route takes you thru a three foot wide 100 yard long path between two fence’s that is muddy and water filled. This area of the tour route should be reconsidered .
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-25 14:06