Walk Among the Shadows
Evening Tours Through the Eastern Cemetery

Illustration by Douglas Campbell, design by Diane Brakely

October 22 to 24 & 28-30, 2015
6:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:10pm, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 25
5:30pm, 5:50pm, 6:10pm, 6:30pm

"The Bombardment of Falmouth—1775" is an original play written by Lynne Cullen and Mike Levine. Visitors will be led down Funeral Lane to hear the tale of the events leading up to and during the destruction of Falmouth (now Portland) by the British. Voices from the cemetery residents will be heard once again, and you may experience the fear and pride they felt first-hand. Get ready—you may even be asked to participate!

  • Meet at the Congress Street gate
  • The line begins to form by 6:15pm each night (5:15 on Sunday) so the first group is ready to go through at 6:30pm (5:30pm on Sunday)
  • First-come, first-served!
  • The event is not scary and is appropriate for children of all ages
  • Groups will proceed into the site every 20 minutes led by a silent specter; groups of about 15-20 will go through; prepare to wait in line on busy nights!
  • Tickets are $10, children under 12 are $5
  • The entire play lasts about 40 minutes
  • Wear appropriate layers and footwear — it gets chilly when the sun goes down, and you'll be trekking down Funeral Lane, a dirt pathway. YOU SHOULD DRESS FOR WINTER! Make the event enjoyable; the dark October nights are mostly always bone-chilling. (A hot drink might even be a good idea.)
  • Tours may be canceled because of rain or snow (!)
  • No dogs are allowed, even though we know they enjoy a good theatrical event.
  • Our specters, gate helpers, and organizers are all volunteers! Half of the admission goes to Spirits Alive to help us maintain, improve, and preserve the Eastern Cemetery while the other half goes to the professional Acorn Productions actors who portray our spirits.

Thank You, Sponsors

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Cemetery Residents Participating in This Play

A big thank you to the professional actors who voice our cemetery residents. Their choice to use their talents to support this historic cemetery alone should earn them a huge applause!