Blue Hill Walking Tours

Union Street Tours
Friday, August 9 at 10am

This tour begins at the Holt House at 3 Water Street, and then ventures along Union Street to peek at the physical landmarks left by some famous folks of Blue Hill.  From Ship Captains to Artists to Doctors; Union Street is chock full of stories, and you will glimpse photos and documents that relate to the buildings.  So bring comfortable shoes and come along and take a listen!

Seaside Cemetery Tour
Friday, July 26 at 10am

This tour begins onsite at Seaside Cemetery at the beginning of  East Blue Hill Road. Look for the wrought iron fence. Come take a stroll with the Historical Society and visit some of the people that helped form Blue Hill’s early days.  The tour will lead you through the rows of names and markers, highlighting specific individuals from Ship Captains to Merchants to fierce women that all helped the Blue Hill we know today.

No reservations are required and all tours are free of charge, although donations are greatly appreciated as they allow us to offer these tours and other valuable programs. Donations can be made at the time of the tour or on our website. ($15 suggested donation).

Blue Hill History Hunt

July 1 - July 29, 2024

Blue Hill’s third annual “History Hunt” takes place from July 1-29, co-sponsored and hosted by the Blue Hill Historical Society, Jonathan Fisher House, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Blue Hill Public Library, and the First Baptist Church of Blue Hill.


Throughout the month of July, visit any of the participating locations to pick up a checklist of fun historical items to locate and activities to do. Turn in your completed checklist by July 29 to be entered into a drawing for a prize! Prizes for both kids and adults will be available and winners will be contacted after the drawing at the end of July.


● Fisher House, Wed-Sat, 1-4 PM (beginning July 5)
● Holt House (Blue Hill Historical Society), Thurs-Sun, 12-4 PM
● Congregational Church bell ringing, Wed & Sat, 1-3 PM
● Blue Hill Public Library, MTWF 9 AM-6 PM, Th 9 AM-8 PM, Sat 9 AM-5 PM
● First Baptist Church organ demos, July 3, July 10, July 17 and July 24, 1-3 PM


Post photos from your Hunt on social media using #HistoryHunt or send them to

Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival

Saturday, August 3rd

The Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival is a fun for all ages summer day by the bay, with maritime and historical related activities including boats, and boat building demonstrations, art on the lawn, sea shanties, seafood and more. Located just down from the Historical Society on Water Street by the Blue Hill town dock. 10am – 4pm. Click here for a schedule of events. 

Free Admission.