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Old Burying Ground, Halifax

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
A National Historic Site of Canada and a tranquil sanctuary for self reflection, Old Burying Ground contains a large proportion of Halifax's ancestry. Founded in 1749, the town's oldest burial ground now contains some 12,000 plots, with the oldest surviving headstone inscribed with the date 1752. For several decades the grounds were the only burial site for Haligonians and now contain several notable residents, whose graves can be visited as you tread the historic paths. At the entrance you encounter the Welsford-Parker Monument, built in 1860 to commemorate lives lost in the Crimean War. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Halifax holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Old Burying Ground and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The graves are very old and some difficult to read but worth exploring to see who you can find. I found the guy who burned the Whitehouse. There are panels telling you about the graves and some of the...  read more »
  • many local history. beautiful "landmark" is near the Citadel and worth a stop at the cemetery. Good photos for those who like the theme
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  • This historic graveyard started around the time of Halifax's settlement...1749. Wonderfully maintained and currently undergoing restoration of the ancient markers. Workers are busily attempting to sto...  read more »
  • It's a really cool old cemetery with old headstones. I originally thought titanic victims were buried here, but they're not. Wish there was some more information with historical notes. There's a few signs, but not too much
  • Picture-worthy attraction in downtown Halifax with a long history dating back to the city's founding in 1749. Information posters by the entrance contain interesting tidbits about the place.
  • Founded the same day as Halifax (in 1749) this is a really interesting cemetery. There are also informational plaques for anyone wanting to learn more.
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