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SS Atlantic Heritage Park

180 Sandy Cove Road | Prospect, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y5, Canada
902-852-1557
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The SS Atlantic Heritage Park is dedicated to the memory of those lost in the SS Atlantic shipwreck of 1873. The SS Atlantic was the second ship of... more » Owner description: The SS Atlantic Heritage Park is dedicated to the memory of those lost in the SS Atlantic shipwreck of 1873. The SS Atlantic was the second ship of the White Star Line, the same company responsible for the equally ill-fated Titanic. Our site tells the tragic story of this disaster through interpretive panels and recovered artifacts. There is also a memorial for the victims, which is located in our beautiful seaside park. Light snacks and crafts by local artists are available for purchase. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was one of the informative centre's we stopped at. It told a very poignant story about one of the worst little known marine disasters where every woman and child perished. This resulted in the women & children first rule. Quaint little tea room. Excellent, friendly staff. Nice trail. Well worth the visit.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Guided tour from very knowledgable volunteer. Amazing number of artefacts. Good displays. Emotional graveside.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The SS Atlantic Heritage Park and Interpretation Center were stops on a guided tour of the region. We had not initially planned a visit to the site, but decided to go upon our guide's suggestion. The museum is small but filled with interesting artifacts from the wreck. We were not able to see the Titanic artifacts in Halifax due to... More

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stumbled upon the park while exploring the coast and are very glad that we stopped. We were greeted at the door by a volunteer who explained the the story of the SS Atlantic and the Heritage Park. The museum staff are volunteers and quite enthusiastic about their town and its' history. As other reviewers have explained, the site is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We found this heritage park through a local who we were staying with. She is an ex-guide for the region and said we had to see this. We were so impressed and so pleased we had inside knowledge as it is a must see park. Not only is the history something all Canadians should know, but the way it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

We first stumbled upon the Heritage Park April 2011, with 2 other couples, in the pouring rain. Had never heard of the SS Atlantic, although it was the worst sea disaster prior to the Titanic! The park with it's memorial, information signs, and boardwalk is a don't miss! We spent an hour in the Pioneer Cemetery reading the stones and... More

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