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C.S.S. Acadia

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Address: Maritime Museum | 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-7490
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Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to...

Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to 1969 and is now open to the public for viewing and tours.

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War time relic

Wow a ship that actually served in both world wars with a very interesting past , detail's are available in the Maritime museum directly behind its anchorage

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Wow a ship that actually served in both world wars with a very interesting past , detail's are available in the Maritime museum directly behind its anchorage

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

The C.S.S. Acadia is included in your admission to the Maritime Museum which is well worth your time. It is an interesting old wooden ship that served over 50 years. You can board it and explore the decks and learn how they lived at sea. The bell onboard is rung once every hour on the hour, but don't ring it... More 

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Thank Trish W
Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

even though I wa the wharfmaster for the oprt of new Orleans I still love to board navy vessels museums

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Thank HENRY T
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

You can view and board the CSS Acadia. Has an interesting past. It's located behind the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My sister and I quite enjoyed the Acadia. Seeing the living and working spaces was interesting and clambering up and down the steep stairs. The placards were informative and the Interpreters were knowledgeable and friendly. They even knew the Acadia' s position during the Halifax Explosion and were able to pinpoint it on a map in the chart room for... More 

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Thank Rebekah B
levis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Allowed to see only the main floor... just okay...Children didn't like their visit. The visit took 5 minutes.

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Thank Jooloose
Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I never actually went in (because I'm not sure if you can), but it was gorgeous from the outside. Its featured in several of my photos from my Halifax trip.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came to see this with our Museum pass and it is still very interesting. We were on this when the Queen Mary sailed out and the Photo Ops were wonderful. My wife 25 years ago as part of her internship for Museums re-did the officers quarters bunks curtains.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting ship that is part of the Maritime Museum. I always find sailing ships to be interesting, but even more than that, they're usually very full of history! How anyone can cross an ocean in a wooden vessel is incredible to me!

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Ardrossan, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful place to visit, Lots to see an very interesting. Love the boat tour an was also interesting to see how they lived and stayed on the boat.

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