Walking, Step-On & Tours Available in Bangor

Lace up your shoes, board your bus, and get ready to be entertained by the unique sights and sounds of Bangor!

Tours offered by the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Tommyknockers and More Tour – Public Bus Tour

A Stephen King Literary Tour

This tour is the world’s only literary tour focused on the famed author’s Bangor.  Come explore the sights and sounds that inspired many of King’s works. Stephen King fans, Bangor residents and out-of-state tourists will love this unique and informative tour of Bangor, Maine…The Queen City. Bangor is home to the world renowned author Stephen King and his many books reference numerous Bangor landmarks and locations. The tour consists of a narrated 1 ˝ hour drive through the city, or the fictional city of Derry in “It”, and features numerous spots in Bangor that have direct connections to parts of King’s writings.
      Tour participants will indulge in the inspirations of Stephen King’s writings as well as the rich history of Bangor, Maine. They will experience how Stephen King summed up his thoughts on childhood and monsters through his experiences specific to the city of Bangor. Many more sites are visited on this tour including some of the generous donations given by the King’s over the past years and some of Bangor’s most historical sites.

Tours leave the Bangor Waterfront Harbormaster’s parking lot (GPS address of 64 Front Street, Bangor) at 2:00 p.m. $20/ticket – advance purchase only. Tour_Ticket_Button.jpg

Step-on services available for group motor coach tours.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
All bus tours are approximately 1 1/2 hours long.


Tours offered by Dawnland Tours:

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Madams & Murders

Take a walk into Bangor's past to the days where madams were the queens of their trade and the infamous crime of murder was just a breath away. Hear stories of the darling divas who catered to the carnal tastes of many a lumberman and teased customers with sayings such as, "spend a winter's pay in 24 hours...if you're man enough." Discover stories of those who had their last days on Bangor's streets, from the FBI's Public Enemy Number One to the downright unlucky who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tours are offered on: Thursday, June 12; Thursday, July 10; Thursday, August 7; Thursday, September, 11.

Tours leave the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Center parking lot (GPS address of 330 Harlow Street, Bangor) at 7:00 p.m. $15/ticket.

To reserve tickets, please visit www.DawnlandTours.com

Fire & Brimstone

From Temperance to Prohibition and everything in between, this is not just a simple church tour! Follow the path of sacred spaces along the streets of Bangor. Listen to tales of purity, hope, and piety alongside stories of great works, scandal, and ruin. See historic stained glass and walk in the devout footsteps of years past. NOTE-This tour path is 2.5miles long. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.  Tours are offered on: Thursday, June 19; Thursday, July 24; Thursday, August 21; Thursday, September 18.

Tours leave the Rite Aid parking lot (GPS address of 226 Union Street, Bangor) at 7:00 p.m. $15/ticket.

To reserve tickets, please visit www.DawnlandTours.com

City of the Dead: Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Take a tour of Bangor's "OTHER" cemetery! Mount Pleasant Cemetery is the resting place of some great names in Bangor's history. Known to be the final resting place of many Irish families and kept by the Catholic Diocese it has been split by the interstate, moved, and contains one of the grandest mausoleums in the city.  Tours are offered on: Saturday, June 7; Saturday, June 21; Saturday, July 12; Saturday, July 19; Saturday, August 2; Saturday, August 16; Saturday, September 6; Saturday, September 20.

Tours meet at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (GPS address of 449 Ohio Street, Bangor) at 10:00 a.m. $15/ticket.

To reserve tickets, please visit www.DawnlandTours.com

Love & Lust in the Queen City

Spice up your date night routine with an adult themed night-time walking tour of Bangor! Start off your evening with a cocktail at one of our local pubs then tour the streets with a guide who will weave spellbinding tales of love and lust throughout Bangor's history. Make your next date night something to remember! Adults 21 and over only. Tours are offered on: Thursday, June 26; Thursday, July 31; Thursday, August 28; Thursday, September 25.

Tours meet at Nocturnem Draft Haus (GPS address of 56 Main Street, Bangor) at 7:30 p.m. (tour ends at 9:00 p.m. back at Nocturnem Draft Haus). Limited to 30 tour attendees, $20 per person; price includes one ticket for draft beer or drink off regular menu.

To reserve tickets, please visit www.DawnlandTours.com

Spectral Photography

Bring your camera (flashlight, too) and join our guide on a spirited tour of Mount Hope Cemetery at dusk. Learn about the topic of spectral photography in the Victorian Era as you walk through the country’s second oldest Garden Cemetery. Meet a few of the 30,000 permanent residents, hear stories of New England’s vampiric past, and have the opportunity to take photos as you seek evidence of the world beyond the veil. Tours are offered on: Saturday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Tours meet at Mount Hope Cemetery (GPS address of 1048 State Street, Bangor) at 5:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – times are adjusted per tour to accommodate sunset photos. $15/ticket.

To reserve tickets, please visit www.DawnlandTours.com

Tours offered by the Bangor Museum & History Center:

Mt Hope Cemetery

Take a tour of the second oldest garden cemetery in the country and meet some of the locals! Walk along trails through a space created for both the living and the dead and hear tales about some of Bangor’s more famous people.

Mt. Hope Twilight

Take a most unusual tour of the second oldest garden cemetery in the country and meet some of the lesser known residents. Hear the tales of the lost, forgotten and murdered in Bangor's history.

Mt. Hope for Photographers

This one time tour offers an opportunity for professional and novice photographers alike to capture images of one of Bangor's most beautiful vistas in brilliant, early morning light.

Ghostly Bangor

Follow a winding path through haunted Bangor stopping at several sites with reported ghostly activity. Bring a friend or come alone...if you dare!

Bangor's Historic Architecture

Bangor's landscape is filled with examples of the work of some of America's greatest architects. This stroll through the Queen City's neighborhoods offers a different perspective on her history.

The Great Fire of 1911

In April, 1911 a spark ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor's downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames' path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from near total destruction.

All tours are $10 per person. Tours operate rain or shine. Reservations may be made by phone at 942-1900 or by emailing director@bangormuseum.org. Reservations are recommended, but not required. All tours are approximately 1 hour.

FMI: www.BangorMuseum.com

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