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FAQ - Random Questions

What kind of tour is this?

These are WALKING TOURS.  They are approximately 60-90 minutes long and can be 1/2 to 1 mile in length. 

Where do you find your information?

Our tours are all history based.  We get our information from personal interviews, archives, and historical societies & museums. Our research never stops and we constantly update our information.

How long is a typical walking tour?

Our tours last 60-90 minutes (or a little longer) depending on a number of factors including group mobility, weather, and group interaction with the guide.

Where do you go?

Our walking tours take place in Bar Harbor, Maine. We explore the Downtown area, waterfront, and side streets. 

What type of clothing should I wear?

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Check your weather app early and often. There is an old saying, "If you don't like the weather in Maine, wait five minutes!" Please note that a rainy/misty evening can be between 40-50 degrees and is usually accompanied by wind.  In October, there are nights when the "real feel" is in the mid 20s. If you are unsure about the weather please bring a jacket and umbrella.  We are often as surprised by the rapid changes in weather as you are.

Are there places to sit on your walking tours?

There are usually few (if any) opportunities to sit down during a walking tour as we travel in public spaces. We try to accommodate guests with limited mobility to the best of our ability but we are not in control of public benches and seating areas along the tour route. If mobility is a concern please let us know ahead of time.

Can I bring alcohol on tour?

NO. State law prohibits this. We reserve the right to deny services to anyone who shows up to a tour already inebriated.

Are we going to go inside any buildings?

Most evenings we will go inside the 1932 Criterion Theatre, per their schedule.  We do not enter any other buildings. Please remember we are not a ghost hunting experience, we are a walking tour.

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