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Beautiful Graves

Gives you a sense of our history and seeing the naval grave stones from the early 1800's is like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda S
Cambridge, Canada
Lovely old cemetery

We wandered through this lovely, picturesque cemetery and found it to be so peaceful and relaxing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
Corner of Spring Garden and Barrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-429-2240
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Tucked between the old churches and modern buildings The Old Burying Ground (also known as St. Paul's Church Cemetery) founded in 1749 is an historic cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Barrington Street and Spring Garden Road in...More

4  Thank Tanya v
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Might be interesting at another time of year... this year the gates are still locked in mid-May and there's no way to get in. Interesting info on the outer fence.

1  Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gives you a sense of our history and seeing the naval grave stones from the early 1800's is like looking at old art.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered through this lovely, picturesque cemetery and found it to be so peaceful and relaxing even though it sits in the centre of bustling, historic Halifax. A worthwhile stop.

Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, clean and well maintained burial grounds! Quiet spot to find your mindfulness while enjoying the preserved tombstones.

Thank thompsoh
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was a nice little spot within walking distance of everything. Very memorable and a great plave to see.

Thank Kathie W
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Charming old cemetery dating back to the 1700. Very well preserved and full of old tombstones with inscriptions from another era. Historical place well worth a visit.

Thank UnforgettableRome
Reviewed 20 September 2018

If you love cemeteries this is for you. Smallish but packed with history. Look for the quirky headstones like ”DIED JENUr1853” (I can’t do this on iPad but the 3 is really little because he’ d run out of room....)

Thank sue w
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Given that this cemetery dates back to the 1700"s, it is beautifully maintained. We specifically went to see Captain Ross's grave who was the Canadian who burned down the original White House.

Thank LeeMike
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Old cemetery with interesting stones, etc. It was next to St. Mary's so we went there but unless your are into old cemeteries I wouldn't go out of my way.

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Some people think visiting burial grounds is morbid, but for history buffs it's too interesting to pass up. Particularly moving and sorrowful to see all of the gravesites of children buried here. It makes you realize the conditions and diseases people were dealing with in...More

Thank zahadran
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

...the oldest grave dates back to 1749, the same year Halifax was established and named by the British, after the 2nd Earl of Halifax. The cemetery is quite large, and many of the headstones are so old that it’s difficult to read the inscriptions, but...More

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