If you’re looking for something fun and unusual to do this summer, please join us for a walking tour of Portland’s oldest cemetery. They start June 1 and continue every day at 4 p.m. through October 13 (weather permitting).
These tours, which last about 50 minutes, are led by trained volunteers, who cover the cemetery’s history, prominent historical figures, and early gravestone art. Visit the cemetery’s unique field of underground tombs, the oldest gravemarker from 1717, the final resting place of the famed Captains of the 1813 battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise, and the interesting carvings of Portland’s first stone-cutter, Bartlett Adams. Depending on your interests, we can tailor your tour to include early gravestone art, important local historic figures, Portland’s historic events, or the landscape of this National Historic Landmark.
Ticket info: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors (62+), under 12, free. Wear comfortable walking shoes, as the ground is uneven once we leave the main pathway. Tours are held daily unless the weather is stormy. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at Eventbrite (QR code is onsite). Off-schedule private tours are also available through the website, at no extra charge. All funds raised go to the nonprofit Spirits Alive to help us maintain the Eastern Cemetery grounds. Visit SpiritsAlive.org/tours for more information.