Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax

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#2 of 18 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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  • October 4, 2017
    We thought there would've been a better way to commemorate all those lives who died on the Titanic. Was expecting it to be more impactful, but it wasn't. It was a good 10-15 minute stop as that's the ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    It's weird and sad to give a vote to a cemetery, needless to specify the reason. Has no particular artistic importance, but they are the remains of several victims of the Titanic disaster in 1912. Touching to read some short biographies on tombstones, the ages of the dead, broken families, the gravestones of unknown.
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  • October 2, 2017
    This was part of our tour to visit the graves of 120 victims from the famous Titanic ship that hit an iceberg. Our tour guide was excellent telling us the story of the people who were laid to rest the...  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    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...
  • November 18, 2016
    Peaceful resting place for the Titanic victims. Was there in August and Halifax is a beautiful city.
  • October 30, 2016
    I was there in 2013 I liked how they honour the victims even though none were recovered
  • July 28, 2016
    This was very interesting. Loved reading the signs. I wish there were more signs about the Halifax explosion though
  • July 26, 2016
    10/10 Would bury loved ones here after they die.

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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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