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Oldest cemetary

Established in 1668, majority of tombstones you can barely read, cool place to go explore, tons of... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
tammyBaltimore_Md
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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 October 13, 2018
297jjh
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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224 Congress St, Mountfort St., Portland, ME 04101-3639
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Established in 1668, majority of tombstones you can barely read, cool place to go explore, tons of history, easy walk from the cruiseships. If you like history of cemeteries this is the place to go. Brochures on building to take.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed October 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 297jjh
Reviewed October 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy A
Reviewed September 8, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank khoward67
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Davian A
Reviewed July 17, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank carolph
Reviewed January 2, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Erin M
Reviewed November 11, 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank TravelGlo4
Reviewed October 11, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank rham290
Reviewed August 8, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank timrizer
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