“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


Since 2008, Leigh Rush Olson, founder of Old Port Historic Tours, has been leading historic walking tours throughout the Old Port and downtown Portland. Leigh is pleased to offer Old Port Historic Walking Tours with over 50 historic stops on a casual 2-mile, 2 and ½ hour tour. Click HERE for your exciting itinerary! 

Popular Saturday tour tickets, as well as select Sundays, holidays, and cruise ship dates, are available at ticketmaster/ticketweb year-round (weather pending January through March). Private tours and special group rates are also available year-round! Call Leigh directly at 646-845-9714 or email leigholson@oldporthistorictours.com to book. 

Leigh Rush Olson holds a BA in History from CUNY Brooklyn College and is a certified Portland History Docent by the Maine Historical Society, in collaboration with Portland Landmarks. In volunteerism, Leigh advocates for RAINN, and is a Daughter of the American Revolution where she served two appointed terms as Maine State American History Chairwoman. Moreover, Leigh is a Portland native (born and raised), and a resident of Kennebunk, Maine where she actively contributes to community service as  the Administrator of the West Kennebunk Neighborhood Watch. You're in good hands. 🇺🇸 





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