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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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The Titanic Dead are buried here.

Easy access in and out of the cemetery. We did the Public Garden and this cemetery on our way out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Majcape
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
Simply terrific.

Love the history and a lot of questions answered, Our guide was terrific and full of infomations... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
martinblacksheep
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Whiteville, North Carolina
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Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“grave markers” (9 reviews)
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Corner of Spring Garden and Barrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy access in and out of the cemetery. We did the Public Garden and this cemetery on our way out to the airport as we had very late flights. The burial site is very moving and the stones and introductory signage gave us a sense...More

Thank Majcape
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the history and a lot of questions answered, Our guide was terrific and full of infomations and so was our bus driver. Just a beautiful and they are so welcoming to americans . Also great resturants here.

Thank martinblacksheep
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The first person was buried here the day Halifax was founded. That's the basis. Its's a freaky, creepy cemetery in downtown Halifax full of old gravestones, big old trees, soem intriguing history and a bit of macabre fun all mixed in. Highlight - the tomb...More

Thank Growfbear
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Over easter weekend the main entrance was chained and padlocked. You could still walk the sidewalks around 3 sides, but there was no way to read the placards inside.

Thank giffenk
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited the cemetary as part of the Ghost Walks of Halifax tour. The information provided by the guide was fascinating and rich with history. Well worth a quick visit.

Thank Rowcliw2000
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I love visiting old burying grounds and this did not disappoint. I only wish there had been a map or perhaps a tour provided. We wandered on a lovely October morning and enjoyed the peace and quiet we felt.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The Old Burying Ground which is a national Historic Site and Halifax first burial ground is within walking distance from the cruise ships' terminal. The only small problem is that to reach many attractions and interesting places by walk in Halifax one has to go...More

Thank Gaetano A
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

So I found this place completely by accident. I was walking from the cruise port to the Citadel when I walked by. With a little time to kill before the Citadel opened I read the plaque on the street. When I noticed that Robert Ross,...More

Thank Lee L
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Old cemetery's are interesting, at least in my opinion. The cemetery is a easy walk from from the cruise dock, so if you are doing a walking tour just get a map from the visitor information booth........so many things to see in the area of...More

Thank parrottdize
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

It was interesting to walk around and see all the dates of the dearly departed on the headstones. There also were some archeologists working around some graves and it was interesting to see them work. In a nice part of town for a walk as...More

Thank BlairCher
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