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Old Bones Still Speak

The Eastern Cemtery is an extremely old cemetery, with some of the stones dating back to the 18th... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeffrey H
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The highlight of my trip!!!

Absolutely fantastic! It was the highlight of my trip!! I was fortunate enough to be part of a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Established in 1668, the Eastern Cemetery is located at 224 Congress Street in Portland, Maine. The oldest historic landscape in the city, the cemetery is home to around 4,000 interred. Tours available through Spirits Alive, a non-profit...more
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224 Congress St, Mountfort St., Portland, ME 04101-3639
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Eastern Cemtery is an extremely old cemetery, with some of the stones dating back to the 18th century. The cemetery is sometimes locked by the city so it may be hard to actually get in. It's quite visible from Congress Street however so if...More

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely fantastic! It was the highlight of my trip!! I was fortunate enough to be part of a very inquisitive group who all had good questions and were engrossed in everything our docent/tour guide had to say. If you’re looking for something different and have...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Eastern Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Maine 1668. The oldest stone is from 1717 and you can still read the carvings on the stone. There is no entrance fee and they have guided tours on the weekends. There is a map with stories of...More

1  Thank khoward67
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

great experience and so much history. Thankful these people are keeping the cemetary clean and preserved.

1  Thank Davian A
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This was our second time in Portland via cruise-line. Impressed by our original walk-through of the very historic Eastern Cemetery, this time we brought along our 3 teenage grandchildren. We arrived just as an 11:00 guided tour was beginning. In addition to the five of...More

2  Thank carolph
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I was in Portland doing research and Eastern Cemetery was a must on my list. I took one of the tours offered by Spirits Alive - they are very accommodating and willing to schedule tours on their off days. They are the group working to...More

1  Thank Erin M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A historic attraction. It is one of those attractions that you hear everyone talking about so you feel you have to see it. It is what it is--a cemetery.

1  Thank TravelGlo4
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Explore the old Portland cemetery and see the list of who's who in the yesteryear of Portland's heritage some stones dating back to the 1700's

1  Thank rham290
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It's an old cemetery, but needs some attention and many of the monuments are worn off and unreadable.

Thank timrizer
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Burials from the 1600s! Many of the older headstones were worn beyond being legible. But they have a good map and guided tours. And it's close to the center of town (1/2 mile).

Thank mach111
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