Tours & Events

Winter Lecture Series

January, February and March 2015

Join us to learn about 19th century post-mortem photography, death in early New England, and how the Eastern Cemetery fits into the India Street revitalization.

Bartlett Adams Lectures

Various Dates

Our very own Ron Romano is on tour with his presentations about Bartlett Adams and his prolific stone carving career.

Eastern Cemetery Historic Tours

Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in the Summer & Fall

Learn a little about the history of Portland and how its first residents are now cemetery residents. Art, iconography, stone types, cemetery development, and your questions will also be covered.

Bartlett Adams: Portland's First Stonecutter Tours

Saturdays in the Summer & FAll

More about this prolific stonecutter!

Stone Conservation & Preservation: Workdays

Summer Saturdays & Sundays

Learn to beautify the cemetery's historic stones using proper stone conservation and restoration techniques.

Stone Survey: Photography

Summer & Fall

We spent 4 years transcribing and documenting every stone on the site on paper. Now we are photographing each of them one by one. Wanna help? Orientation for new photographers is ongoing. Contact us if you're interested in working on this project. You set your own schedule!

Walk Among the Shadows


We conduct these evening tours with costumed actors who portray the ghosts of people who lived and died in our city.