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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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If you're feeling romantic about life on the sea, this might cure you

The ship is is great shape, and a visit gives you an idea just how difficult life on the sea can be, in the best of times, with (relatively) modern conveniences. If you are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ship is is great shape, and a visit gives you an idea just how difficult life on the sea can be, in the best of times, with (relatively) modern conveniences. If you are in Halifax with a bit of time to spend down on the waterfront, take the time for this ship.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By visiting the maritime museum you get a free entrance to this ship. We walk all over the decks and enjoy visiting this historic cartographic ship.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this as part of our ticket to the Maritime Museum. Great addition -well preserved and lots of interesting nooks and crannies all well annotated. It was obviously popular with a good number of people on board when we were there.

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Thank Crombers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The CSS Acadia is a former hydrographic surveying and oceanographic research ship of the Hydrographic Survey of Canada and holds the distinction of being the only surviving ship to have served the Royal Canadian Navy during both world wars. She received minor damage in the Halifax Explosion in 1917 while acting as a guard ship in Bedford Basin, making her... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit of the C.S.S. Acadia is included with the admission to the Maritime Museum. It's an old research ship that takes about 10 minutes to walk around. It's worth a look.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be able to visit a ship that took part in the convoys during World War two was interesting and we got a nice tour with a well informed guide.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This coal fired merchant steam ship and its sailing companion at the wharf is part of the Maritime Museum. Admission is $2 fornthe ship only, but it will be credited to,the cost of Admission to the Maritime Museum, even on a different day, which is what we did. The ship doesn't really merit more than perhaps 30-45 minutes.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Visiting this boat was a part of the Maritime Museum. It was fun to walk around the boat and get to see different views of the Harbor.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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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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