From its indigenous people to European settlement and incorporation as one of America’s first cities, York has a long and fascinating history. As the center of government for Colonial Maine, the people of this place first known by its Abenaki name of Agamenticus, experienced much turmoil at the frontier between Colonial New England and French Canada. This walking tour of Old York, at the center of York Village, will explore our earliest roots as well as the farming and maritime trades that developed.
If you enjoy colonial history and are looking for a surprisingly revealing tour about one of this nation’s oldest communities, reserve your spot today. The tour is suitable for history buffs of all ages, and in particular families.
The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes, and covers a three-block area along York Street. The terrain is uneven, and comfortable shoes are recommended.
The tour begins promptly at 1:00pm at the Lindsay Road entrance to the Museum Center, so please arrive no later than 12:55pm to check in. Because tour sizes are limited, if you do not check in by 1:00pm, your ticket may be released to someone on the waiting list. No refunds can be issued within 24 hours of the event.
In case of inclement weather, the tour is cancelled and tickets will be refunded, or credited towards another scheduled tour.
This tour is limited to eight people, and you must pre-register online (this includes members). No tickets will be sold at the door.
Old York is committed to the safety of our visitors and staff. In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, we have implemented the following safety measures:
Social Distancing: When possible we will maintain 6-feet of social distancing. We are limiting the number of people per tour in order to help comply with this measure.
Face Coverings: Guests and staff will be required to wear face coverings for the duration of the tour. If you do not have a face covering, Old York will provide one.
Restricted Access: The Old York Museum Center is closed to visitors. This includes the restrooms. Please be sure to use a restroom before coming to Old York for your tour.
Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer stations are available to promote proper hygiene.
Thank you to Wiggly Bridge Distillery for providing hand sanitizer.