Lace up your shoes, board your bus, and get ready to be entertained by the unique sights and sounds of Bangor!
Stephen King’s Bangor:
SK Tours of Maine, LLC is the only tour company that offers private narrated tours of the Stephen King sites in and around the Bangor, Maine area seven days a week year round. Each tour is approximately 3 hours long and highlights about 30 spots that pertain to Stephen King. You will see places he has lived, and worked, places that have inspired his stories, and actual film locations from his movies.
Each tour is hosted by Stuart Tinker who has been featured on A&E Biography, City Confidential, People Magazine and many other national media outlets. Stu is recognized as one of the leading experts on King Lore and legend, and he has lived all his life in Bangor, or as it is known in the Stephen King world, Derry, Maine.
To reserve tickets, please visit the SK Tours of Maine website here.
Tours offered by the Bangor Historical Society:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are recommended, but not required. All tours are approximately 1 hour.
For more information please visit the Bangor Historical Society website here.
Wildlife and Educational Tours:
The region is a birders delight. The Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon offers expeditions into the Maine woods in search of the colorful and elusive species of birds.
Venture to Roosevelt Campobello International Park. The summer home of Franklin D. Roosevelt offers self-guided tours. Park guides are stationed around the park to answer questions and provide interpretation around the home.