“I’m in the business to bring smiles to people, and you know what I love best about being a tour guide? Your smile keeps me smiling. Joy!” 

- Leigh Rush Olson, Joy Bringer and Founder of Old Port Historic Tours 


Old Port Historic Tours - The Only Portland History Walking Tour to Make the Top 10 in BEST Entertainment/Activity in Portland, Maine's BEST 2022 Awards! 

Old Port Historic Tours is pleased to offer you two different tour experiences in beautiful Portland, Maine. Old Port Historic Walking Tours and Old Port Historic Workouts® Click on the names to find out all the fun details! Both tours offer over 50 historic stops!

Popular Saturday public tour tickets are available at ticketmaster/ticketweb in season April through December. Private tours and special group rates are available all year-round, any day of the week. Call 646-845-9714 or email leigholson@OldPortHistoricTours.com to book.

Leigh Rush Olson, owner of Old Port Historic Tours, holds a BA in History from CUNY Brooklyn College and is a certified Portland History Docent with the Maine Historical Society, in collaboration with Portland Landmarks, as well as a certified professional Fitness Instructor with the Athletics Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Moreover, Leigh is a Daughter of the American Revolution where she served two terms as Maine State American History Chairwoman and also volunteers with Portland Downtown as a "Green Gull" helping to pick up trash in downtown Portland, so it won't end up in beautiful Casco Bay. Leigh is a Portland native (born and raised) and a resident of Kennebunk, Maine. You're in good hands!

"Kids 12 and under are always free at Old Port Historic Tours, because if more kids are not taught about historic preservation then they won't be appalled when a historic building is razed. To teach is to demonstrate. I honor that."

- Leigh Rush Olson, Founder of Old Port Historic Tours


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