Welcome to the Bangor Historical Society

Welcome to the Bangor Historical Society

Preserving, Protecting and Sharing Bangor’s History since 1864

Bangor, Maine, has a powerful past filled with heartwarming stories, commanding personalities and influential events that shaped the Queen City as we know it.

Home to Bangor’s Official Historic Tours

Our Historic Walking Tours tell the tales of the Bangor Region and its people. Led by guides who have a passion for the Queen City’s history, you’ll learn little known facts and details that will open your eyes to pieces of the past. Private tours are available for organizations, parties and/or other groups. Check out our Tour page for more information!

Our Collection

Our Online Exhibit section provides an opportunity to view some of the 40,000 objects and documents that aren’t currently on display at the Thomas A. Hill House Museum.

We invite you to take a virtual visit. Be sure to check back often as we’ll be adding new exhibits.

Please don’t forget that our online and onsite exhibits are made possible through donations and memberships. Please consider helping us preserve, protect and share Bangor’s history by donating or becoming a member today!