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SS Atlantic Heritage Park

180 Sandy Cove Rd, Terence Bay, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y5, Canada
+1 902-852-1557
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Peggy's Cove and Halifax Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch
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The SS Atlantic Heritage Park is dedicated to the memory of those lost in the SS Atlantic shipwreck of 1873. The SS Atlantic was the second ship of the White Star Line, the same company responsible for the equally ill-fated Titanic. Our site tells the tragic story of this disaster through interpretive panels and recovered artifacts. There is also a memorial for the victims, which is located in our beautiful seaside park. Light snacks and crafts by local artists are available for purchase.
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180 Sandy Cove Rd, Terence Bay, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y5, Canada
+1 902-852-1557
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While most people immediately think of Titanic as the White Star Line's major maritime tragedy, there was another major loss of life in 1873 when the White Star Line's S.S. Atlantic ran aground in a storm with 562 people (mostly women and children in an...More

Thank gbruels
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Before of the titanic this was the largest shipping disaster in North America hundreds of people lost their lives on a stormy night and this is their final resting place.

Thank John C
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had an indoor lunch in this museum. The society was very accommodating in allowing our large group to have lunch out of the rain. Many of the souvenirs cf are hand made and used to support this group.

Thank Robb F
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed this small museum (donations appreciated). It was very interesting to learn about this historical maritime disaster and view artifacts from dives. We spent more time than we thought we would here. The young man in the museum was a pleasure to talk with...More

Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a mini-park and memorial to the crash of the S. S. Altantic Sea Liner in 1873. This was the worst sea disaster in terms of loss of life between 1710 and the sinking of the Titanic. The park is somewhat wheelchair accessible or...More

Thank Glidr
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped at Peggy's Cove and could not leave soon enough as there were gobs of tour buses bringing people in from the cruise ships in Halifax. We did take the time to stop at the Information center and this wonderful woman suggested that we...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place by the ocean with a boardwalk and gazebo. One of the best places to go for relaxation in the summer.

Thank Sheryl Anne F
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went to see this small quaint park. It was so beautiful and there were very few people at the location and the volunteer who was there was so helpful. So relaxing and beautiful

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is an out of the way place but worth the drive. A self guided interpretive center (and cafe) about the largest loss of lives (pre-Titanic) and the heroes that saved many. Considering the year, it is a miracle people survived and were rescued. There...More

1  Thank RNSAILOR2
Reviewed 14 June 2016

What a wonderful, out of the way, history experience. A little known but significant disaster of the sea. We were very impressed by the artifacts displayed, the short walking trail, and the knowledge of the centre volunteer. If you go to Peggy's Cove, be sure...More

Thank Rick R
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