Saturday, June 21, 2008

Eastern Cemetery walking tours

Join Spirits Alive at the historic Eastern Cemetery for upcoming public Walking Tours.

Sun, June 22nd 4p—Through the “eyes” of the Eastern
Stroll through 350 years of the Eastern Cemetery’s intertwined past with the Portland peninsula

Sun, June 29th 1p -- Earliest Portland: The Eastern’s Unmarked Past
In 1632, settlers began arriving at the place we now call Portland. No buildings remain from that time. The open land of Eastern Cemetery is an appropriate site to learn about some of the events of the 17th and early 18th centuries that occurred within sight of the cemetery and shaped Portland’s indomitable spirit.

All tours begin at the Congress Street gates of the Eastern Cemetery . The Eastern is located on Congress, Mountfort and Federal Streets at the foot of Munjoy Hill.
Tours take approximately one-hour. The ground is uneven at this National Trust for Historic Places site so please wear appropriate footwear.
Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors (62+, children under 10 and students)
Cash or check.
All funds benefit the Eastern Cemetery.

Spirits Alive is a non-profit organization that supports public access to, events and education, and a master conservation plan for Portland’s Historic Eastern Cemetery.

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