Portland’s Evergreen Cemetery is a sprawling 239 acres, so when we suggest a walking tour, we’re not fooling around. It’s also a place rich with history and taking a guided walking tour will fill you in on some of its famous residents. The SS Portland Disaster tour tells about the passengers, crew and officers who are memorialized or buried at Evergreen. It was a ship that sailed out of Boston in 1898 but sunk off of Cape Cod during a storm while on its way to Portland. The Artist’s tour tells of Portland’s cultural heritage from the mid to late Victorian era and beyond. The Suffragists tour highlights women who were part of the movement to earn the right for women to vote. And those are just some of the tours offered by Friends of Evergreen. Walk into history on hallowed ground.
Staff photo by Gordon Chibroski