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“I love cemetaries” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground
Corner of Spring Garden and Barrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902/429-2240
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Ranked #20 of 118 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
Powell River, Canada
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“I love cemetaries”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Beautiful old site, but the map and/or markers were mixed up - so information was lost. I think there's a big opportunity to share more of Halifax history.

Visited September 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Amazing history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My trip here was time well spent. Halifax has a wealth of history and this cemetery just adds to the experience. It was interesting to look at the different art on the stones and to read about the notable people. Take some time to check this site out...it is worth it!

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Respectful and calming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This cemetery in the heart of downtown Halifax was a calm off the busy street of small businesses and highrise commercial sites. Well maintained = respectful. Great to see that the city values its history.

Visited October 2013
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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“Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

If you're into this kind of thing it's definitely worth the trip. Very cool and interesting to walk through. Makes for some truly stunning pictures as well.

Visited September 2013
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Winnipeg
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“A very interesting walk...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Some of the headstones are hard to read, but really worth a half hour of your time. Lots of history, but it would be nice to have more info provided about the cemetary and the people buried there. Glad I went.

Visited October 2013
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