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H.M.C.S. Sackville

1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-429-2132
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Ranked #8 of 74 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Historic Sites
Owner description: HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians seventy years ago during the... more » Owner description: HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians seventy years ago during the Second World War. Restored to her wartime configuration she serves as a museum and memorial to those lost during the Battle of the Atlantic and to honour those who serve and continue to serve in the Naval Service of Canada. HMCS Sackville is berthed at Sackville Landing adjacent to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in the summer and in HMC Dockyard during the winter. « less
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Gilbert, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This might be more interesting to some than others.Really not much to see or get excited about.The type of ship wasn't that impressive, even for WW2.

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Tour cost $5 per adult or $10 per family which was quite reasonable. You can pretty much go through most of the ship and in the rooms they have audio commentary in both English and French. A good preserved piece of Canadian history.

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Atlanta, GA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I always look for something related to WW2 for my husband and me to visit. This Corvette was used in the war to escort supply ships across the dangerous North Atlantic. Well restored, the ship has a wealth of information and displays. It is very near the Maritime Museum and the Tourist Information Center.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Touring the Sackville gives you a real glimpse of life on board a corvette, with each room set up to replicate the conditions the sailors experienced during WWII. Really interesting even if you're not a naval history fan.

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Ottawa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have visited the ship with my husband (Member of the DND-military) , as you can imagine, we visit anything that is related to war (sea, air or ground). This vessel was no exception. We have waited for a cloudy day. Usually it's 5.00$ per adults, but free for military members and their family (with proper ID's) . The ship,... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Come explore this awesome WWII vessel that has a lot of great history associated with it. History buffs like myself will enjoy it immensely as well as those who just like ships. Veterans act as docents on board to tell you more about her vast history. They are a wealth of information!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An honor to see this historical ship. Although they offer a senior discount, I asked about a Military discount. Upon showing my retired US Military ID, my wife and I were granted free admission. It has been restored to it's WW II configuration and has many displays with English/French recored messages. It gives you an idea of the spartan living... More

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Welland, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The ship is in good condition and the guide who took us around was very knowledgeable. My children found it interesting to see how the sailors lived. They especially enjoyed climbing in the hammocks. It is an interesting and well-preserved piece of history. It made me appreciate our war contribution even more.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A great tour of a WW11 corvette used to escort convoys across the North Atlantic. They were made by the hundreds here in Canada and this is the only survivor. You won't believe how small they were.

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ship is in pretty good condition although only the main deck and above is open to the public. You can peer at the engine room from a walkway but cannot go down and explore. I found this to be a bummer, but the rest of the ship is well-preserved and interesting.

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