Spirits Alive at the Eastern Cemetery
Walk Among the Shadows Uncanny Tales on the Hill illustration
Walk Among the Shadows—Uncanny Tales on the Hill

Our Annual Evening Event in the Cemetery Starts
Thursday, October 19!

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
October 19 to 21 & 26 to 28
6:30PM to 7:30PM

October 22 & October 29
5:30PM to 6:30PM

Join us for Walk Among the Shadows evening performances in the Eastern Cemetery. Uncanny Tales from the Hill: Historical Shivers will feature 5 ghostly storytellers who will impart spooky stories based on historical events in and around Munjoy Hill, the easternmost neighborhood of Portland. There will be 4 groups allowed to walk down Funeral Lane and hear the tales each evening. Tickets (online or at the gate) are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. We have developed a list of questions and details about the evenings on our website for more information.

Big thanks to our sponsors: Ferdinand, Carlson & Turner Bookstore, Coffee by Design, Maine Memorial Co., Norway Savings Bank, Otto Pizza, and Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Association!

Eastern Cemetery book cover
Portland's Historic Eastern Cemetery, A Field of Ancient Graves by Ron Romano

New Eastern Cemetery Book!

Ron Romano has published a follow up to his first book, Early Gravestones in Southern Maine — The Genius of Bartlett Adams and it focuses on the Eastern Cemetery itself. Portland's Historic Eastern Cemetery—A Field of Ancient Graves was launched to a standing-room-only crowd at Maine Historical Society, on Friday, October 13. Ron led the audience through the chapters of the book, interjecting snippets about special people and tidbits related to the cemetery itself. The book proves to be just as interesting as Ron himself! Not only does it describe the history of the landscape, but also special sections of the cemetery including African American, Quaker, Catholic, and "Strangers" areas. A must-read for any cemetery aficionado, the book is filled with photographs and sketches to illustrate the text. Our website has more about how to purchase this new publication.

We are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Portland, Maine’s historic Eastern Cemetery through a range of activities including promotion and education.