Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax

4.6
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Fairview Lawn Cemetery
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Fairview Lawn Cemetery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
736 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Beautifully memorialized and researched by the people of Halifax--for those who could not be returned to their families or who could not be identified. A guide is usually there to give historical deta...  more »
  • This place is hard to describe. At first arrival it appears to be just another cemetery. Then you get to the tombstones of the Titanic victims. It's not a big area. As you walk between the headstones ...  more »
  • it is well worth a visit and nice to see but you do not need to long here a half hour or so very well keep and quite moving  more »
Google
  • I've only been here to view the Titanic grave sites. Years ago when I first visited it was in better condition due to less traffic going through the area. Now, there are a lot of tour buses that bring people through it. I overheard a tour guide as he shared some of the stories. Some were accurate, others were a bit stretched (read fabricated) to make for a more entertaining story I guess. I was disappointed to be there while all of the tours came through, but if you can avoid those times it's definitely worth a visit even if you are not a Titanic enthusiast.
  • The cemetery was gorgeous and well cared for. I was able to take my time and look through the entire titanic memorial. I would suggest that you take a guided tour though, they have tons of information on the victims, it was beautiful.
  • There are many known and unidentified victims of the Titanic tragedy buried here. It’s nicely kept and serves as a great memorial to the victims. It’s very sad and allows us to honor those people and to remember them. They deserve to be remembered.
  • Titanic grave sites and my great grandparents and grandparents grave sites. Very emotional
  • Well maintained & accessible; bus tours visiting Titanic graves constantly during tourist season
Places to stay near Fairview Lawn Cemetery

Plan your trip to Halifax

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Halifax

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Halifax

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Halifax

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Halifax

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Halifax

View all >
3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Halifax

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 6​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 6​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plans to Fairview Lawn Cemetery by other users

12 days in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & Bay of Fundy Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Halifax BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Halifax & Mahone Bay BY A USER FROM CANADA July, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Halifax BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Halifax BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans