Southport Walking Tours
Pequot Library offers free, docent-led walking tours of historic Southport during the spring, summer, and fall. Step back in time to a bygone era. Learn about the harbor, onion fields, taverns, and the many families who once lived here. Experience Southport then and now. Explore our Calendar of Events to find scheduled tours.
Private walking tours are also available. The cost is $25/person with a limit of six guests per group. Fill out the form below to request more information and schedule a tour.
Request a Private Tour
For more information about Pequot Library's private Southport Walking Tours or Building & History Tours, please fill out this form. Private tours cost $25/person and can be arranged at a mutually agreeable time for our docents and your group. Southport Walking Tours are limited to eight guests per group, and Building & History Tours are limited to six guests per group.
Guided tours are held Monday-Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You may select either a one-hour docent-led tour of our Special Collections exhibition or a 40-minute docent-led Building/History Tour of Pequot Library. In order to ensure a meaningful experience, we must limit each tour to 30 people per visit at Pequot Library. We can run two guided tours simultaneously so each tour group has a maximum number of 15 people.
Appointments may be made up to two weeks in advance of the requested tour date. Please submit a separate request form for each visit. Pequot Library will confirm your visit date via email.
Explore the Library
Pequot Library is the perfect location for groups of friends and colleagues to learn and explore together.
Guided Tours with a Docent: Groups of 10 or more can request a one-hour docent-guided tour of the current exhibition and Library. Guided tours with a docent are free. Please Note: Docent-guided tours should be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Guided Tours with a Member of the Staff: Groups of 10 or more can request a one-hour professional staff tour of the Library and current exhibition. Guided tours by members of the professional staff are $50* (1 staff member for every 20 visitors). Please Note: Staff-guided tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.