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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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Description: Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913...
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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Can you go inside?

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana
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levis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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

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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

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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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

How wonderful to be able to board the C.S.S. Acadia and walk around the decks, exploring such a historical ship. This opportunity is included in your ticket to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Be sure to take advantage of this.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Unfortunately only 1 deck seems to be open to the public. Lower deck tours apparently do occur occasionally, but probably require some special arrangements. The ship itself is in excellent condition.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Interesting ship, only the top decks are open when I visited. I'm not sure if that is normal or not. Seeing the engine room would have been interesting. Worth the price of admission at the Maritime Museum

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White Rock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

OK, but the exhibit could have been tied in with those from the museum better. There must be something more that could be done to give visitors a sense of some of the work this ship had done.

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N. California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Fine example of this type of vessel. Lots of staff around but they could have pushed more info to those of us looking. Not enough of the below decks open, The engine deserves a closer look.

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