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Eastern Cemetery, Portland

4.5
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Portland
Spirits Alive is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery (1668-1858) through a range of activities including promotion and education.
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  • Something about old cemeteries stirs me to imagine the folks buried there as life would have been for them: their dress, livelihoods, families, every day trials, hopes and dreams. We arrived there on ...  more »
  • There are maps of the cemetery available at the white building to take your own tour. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s family, civil war Maine casualties and the War of 1812, American and British officers...  more »
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  • Should be unlocked during the day. I don't want to do a tour, i want to look at it myself. Just disappointed that it was locked up during the middle of the morning, like it is an amusement and not a hallowed ground. What do people who have relatives there do if they want to visit? Pay for admission to see where their ancestors are laid to rest? I understand the importance of historical monuments and protection from vandalism but seriously, whoever os going to do that isn't going to do it in the middle of the day and the locks aren't going to stop them.
  • Very interesting cemetery. Check out the dead house, they used to store bodies there until spring so the ground would be thawed enough to bury them.

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