Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax

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#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Halifax
Visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery, a non-denominational cemetery best known as the final resting place for more than 100 of those who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Small, gray granite headstones with simple inscriptions mark the victims of the maritime tragedy. One of the more famous plots here is that of The Unknown Child. Left unidentified for nearly a century, the child has now been formally named the 19-month-old Sidney Leslie Goodwin, an English child who died along with his whole family. To find out how to plan a trip to Halifax, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • I live very close to this historic site and love to take visitors to see where many of the Titanic victims were buried. If you like history this is a definite stop on your list. Remember it is just a ...  more »
  • I am a HUGE Titanic Buff and this made my trip. I left feeling very sad but felt like I finally put real people to the sad tragedy. I did not take a tour but hired a taxi that waited for us.  more »
  • Paying your respects? Interested in viewing an emotional, tangible connection to one of the worlds most tragic maritime disasters? More likely you resemble our group who love the movie and just want t...  more »
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  • Famous as the site of several people who perished on the luxury cruise liner Titanic. This is a very large cemetery located beside the “Windsor Street Exchange”. As you pass through the intersection and begin traveling up a slight hill on Windsor St you will find the entrance on your right, easy to miss so watch closely. Proceed through the cemetery towards the back lot and follow the signs marked Titanic. Once at the Titanic area there is very little parking, although you can easily park smaller vehicles along the side of the cemetery road close to the area. The headstones are all located in one plot that is on a slight embankment, even a headstone that reads famously “J.Dawson”.
  • When contacting them for assistance they were very rude. They did end up helping in the end which I appreciate, but they were very short with me. When dealing with the final resting places of people's loved ones, one would think they would have better manners and be a little more sympathetic...
  • Peaceful resting place for the Titanic victims. Was there in August and Halifax is a beautiful city.
  • Quiet visit to the Titanic gravesite!
  • This was very interesting. Loved reading the signs. I wish there were more signs about the Halifax explosion though

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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