Events downtown

May 25

Eastern Cemetery Walking Tours
Location: 224 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Daily Tours from May 27th – October 16th.
Walk Portland’s Old Burying Ground with a trained guide. Hallowed? Not officially. Historic? Absolutely. Haunted? You decide. 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. Tours include early gravestone art, important local historic figures, Portland’s historic events, and the landscape of this National Historic Landmark, including segregated sections for Black people, Catholics, Quakers, and strangers. Wear comfortable walking shoes, as the ground is uneven once we leave the main pathway. Tours are held unless the weather is stormy.