Old Burying Ground, Halifax

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#4 of 19 in Historic Sites in Halifax
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. Use our Halifax online driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to Old Burying Ground and other attractions in Halifax.
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  • I love visiting old burying grounds and this did not disappoint. I only wish there had been a map or perhaps a tour provided. We wandered on a lovely October morning and enjoyed the peace and quiet we...  more »
  • The Old Burying Ground which is a national Historic Site and Halifax first burial ground is within walking distance from the cruise ships' terminal. The only small problem is that to reach many attrac...  more »
  • So I found this place completely by accident. I was walking from the cruise port to the Citadel when I walked by. With a little time to kill before the Citadel opened I read the plaque on the street. ...  more »
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  • Lots of interesting information available on plaques as you tour this historic site!
  • Excellent historic graveyard with some very interesting headstones.
  • This place is seriously steeped in history. So many more people are buried here than the headstones suggest. I recommend booking a tour and reading up on a bit since this is one of the oldest in North America
  • Really interesting place, lots of history here and there are people around to answer questions.
  • It is amazing how many histories are buried here.
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