Walk Among the Shadows
Evening Tours Through the Eastern Cemetery

Poster design by Dan Pappas and Chris Gilbert


Take a stroll down Funeral Lane with a hooded specter at your side and experience "Boom and Bust: Ghosts of 1807 Portland." Amidst the stones of a colonial boneyard, spirits come alive during Walk Among the Shadows to share their tales of a year where some triumphed in spite of the 1807 embargo that spelled financial ruin for others.

  • Meet at the Congress Street gate
  • The line begins to form by 6:15pm each night (5:15 on the 26th) so the first group is ready to go through at 6:30pm (5:30pm on the 26th)
  • First-come, first-served!
  • The event is not scary and is appropriate for children of all ages
  • Groups will proceed into the site every 15 minutes led by a silent specter; groups of about 12 will go through; prepare to wait in line on busy nights! Enjoy the company of some interesting 1807 Portland characters as you wait.
  • Tickets are $10, children under 12 are $5
  • Tours last about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • 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 (!)
  • 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.

Some Spirits You May Encounter

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