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Old Burying Ground

Corner of Spring Garden and Barrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-429-2240
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Saga of the sacking of Washington D.C. and interesting grave stones

Saga of the sacking of Washington D.C. and interesting gravestones. Not the history we are given in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
Interesting for a quick visit

We stopped here briefly on our way to another site. It is an old cemetery, and fun to walk through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin032452
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Boise, Idaho
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Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Corner of Spring Garden and Barrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saga of the sacking of Washington D.C. and interesting gravestones. Not the history we are given in the States. Interesting stop while exploring Halifax.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here briefly on our way to another site. It is an old cemetery, and fun to walk through to get a sense of history.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this attraction on a walk. Plaques were helpful in understanding the history. Very clean and well maintained. Headstones are interesting reading. Some are so weather worn there isn't much left to read but that is part of the fascination. So glad a group worked...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetry tells an awful lot of the early history of Halifax if a person takes the time to wander around and read some of the old tombstones. It's in good condition and could not be more centrally located.

Thank Cubatan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now at the intersection of two major city streets, it is located at what was the outer limits of the 1749 settlement of Halifax. If the gates are open, you should definitely take the opportunity to walk around the grounds and admire the lichen covered...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some Historical Figures lie here, interesting stories and markers. If you can trace back your heritage to Halifax late 1700's, you may find some family.

Thank Basil G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully maintained Cemetery in the heart of Halifax. Very peaceful setting to sit and relax. Most of the stones are still readable, so it was an interesting history lesson.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Old Burying Ground has the potential to be really interesting. There are some interpretive signs around, but more would be helpful. I realize this is an actual cemetery and not a tourist attraction, but there is a lot of history here that could be...More

1  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

During your walk around the city. Lots of history here.....very interesting. A good place to slow down and reflect on those who came before us.

Thank stephen m
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We found it hard to work out the guidance given as to the location of the graves. We did not spend long here.

Thank SandyChippenham
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