Founded in 1786, the city of Portland can be considered old. And since the 1863 Battle of Portland Harbor took place during the American Civil War, it’s also historical. Adding in the city’s coastal location and landscape, it’s also quite picturesque. But if you’re looking for one place in the city that hits all those marks, it’s the oldest historic site at Eastern Cemetery.

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The gates are usually open for self-guided tours between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For information on guided tours, check out the Spirits Alive website. In addition to this cemetery, Portland is also home to a variety of other historical sites such as museums, lighthouses, open spaces, mansions, and other notable structures within its nearly 70 square miles. Have you visited this cemetery or any of the others in Maine?

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