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Fairview Lawn Cemetery

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax
89%
Ranked #11 of 64 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The final and noteworthy resting place for many of the victims of the...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The final and noteworthy resting place for many of the victims of the Titanic.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Be prepared to be humbled, be prepared to learn, please respect the area - this is a graveyard but what a wealth of information lies there and new evidence is turning up regularly by researchers and gradually all the unnamed are being named and that is a good thing. So many stories abound here, including the grave of the real... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A beautiful cemetery where the victims of the Titanic are buried, there are hundreds of others who were laid to rest at this location. While many tourists are mesmerized by tombstones identifying victims of the April 1914 iceberg disaster; I'm just not sure that a cemetery should be a tourist attraction. Disclaimer - I did visit the cemetery. It is... More 

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Deep Cove Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fairview cemetery is a must. Over a hundred years have passed since the sinking of the Titanic but seeing the actual graves themselves and reading the inscriptions can be very moving, and puts pictures in your mind of the event. Cemetery is well groomed.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped off to see the Titanic graves. The place is immaculate. It was very interesting and moving to see the different quality of headstones which were obviously linked to your class of travel on the ship. It doesn't talk long so you should visit to pay your respects. I welled up at the Elliot tombstone

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I recently stopped by the Titanic graves in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. I think I had been there about 30 years ago but it was good to visit again. It is moving to see the graves of 121 passengers, keeping in mind that out of 2,223 passengers only 706 survived. Only 328 bodies were found, but 119 of these had to... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If visiting Halifax, Fairview cemetery is a must to go to. Over a hundred years have passed since the sinking of the Titanic but seeing the actual graves themselves and reading the inscriptions is a very moving and thought provoking experience. The cemetery is beautifully looked after and as we went off season. was not packed with tourists so you... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a worthwhile visit to the cemetery because we stopped there with a tour guide on the way back to our cruise ship from Peggy’s Cove. Our guide explained the interesting stories behind a number of the people/graves giving the visit real meaning. This is a cemetery, not a museum, and there is only a very general sign about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I'm not sure what I expected. More graves maybe...or maybe more space. White Star was endlessly cheap when it came to burying the unidentified. There are about 150 graves here. Laid out shoulder to shoulder with very small markers. Most of the victims have been since identified, but there are a few still just IDed by number. It was PACKED... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

People come here to view the Titanic graves. Most of them are marked,as the identities have been determined over the years. There is one grave left unidentified, as a memorial to all the children lost on the ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It was very easy to get to and a well marked and kept cemetery. I would suggest going to the maritime museum first so you will have the whole timeline fresh in your memory. Well worth the time.

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