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Fairview Lawn Cemetery

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 71 attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries
Description: The final and noteworthy resting place for many of the victims of the Titanic.
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dublin
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I guess most visitors go here to see the graves of the titanic passengers who are interred here. We were pleasently surprised taht we were able to drive in and then just follow the sings for the titanic graveyard section. Very interesting and nice to see that you can drive in.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This is a working cemetery and it felt a bit odd to make it a tourist destination, however, we had some time to fill up on our last day in Halifax. Without GPS and your own car, I'm not sure how easy it would be to get to this location. In this cemetery there are some of the grave sites... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

It was cool to see the resting places for the passengers of the Titanic. The one for the little boy named Sidney was vey touching. Surreal...

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Nashville, Tennessee
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60 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Our guide (Bill) as does any good guide's knowledge makes a tour and this is true at the site of the graves of some of the Titanic victims.

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We have talked with several Newfoundland natives on out past visits about their role in assisting the rescue effort of the Titanic. I never occurred to us that many of those lost at sea would be buried in Nova Scotia. The Fairview Lawn Cemetery is a bit away from the other attractions in Halifax, but the Visitor Information Center has... More

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Fort Mill
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We came here on a shore excursion during our cruise. I wondered why the graves were in Halifax but we were told that was the closest place to send recovery ships from. The headstones are in the shape of a bow of a ship. There is a grave marked J Dawson, similar to the Jack Dawson character in the movie.... More

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Princeton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I enjoyed walking in the cemetery and reading the tombstone inscriptions of the Titanic victims. It made this disaster more real when reading that some were staff on the ship and some were whole families traveling together. Very moving.

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited here to see this final place for a few of the victims of this disaster. Some were buried at sea, some here and other places. The museum in the harbor has more information. Some graves are marked unknown and some with names. One grave was for a 2 year old child which was identified years latter, a sad ending.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Read a lot of stories about ppl on the titanic at the museum so seeing where they were put to rest was definitely a great way to feel a connection.

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I walked here from the harbor front. It is a long walk but nice. The cemetery was interesting in that it had a lot of cultures in it. They each had a section that was worth visiting. Of course the main reason people come is for the Titanic victims section. I was surprised it was so small. But it was... More

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