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“Sad Damage”
Review of Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground
Ranked #21 of 145 things to do in Halifax
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Owner description: Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Many of the old headstones-some from the late 1700's were vandalized and now there is an effort to restore. It is very quite on a busy road, Government House is across the street, and being with those who have passed on can be a very calming experience

Thank Mark N
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

History grave sites with many of the first settlers of Halifax buried there. A walk through this site will paint a picture of the early life in the city. A great place to visit if you are a visitor.

Thank PMFHalifax
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Tucked between the old churches and modern buildings, this is the oldest cemetery in town, dating back to the founding in 1749. The mouldering tombs create a shivery gothic atmosphere at twilight. Be sure to take one of the popular "ghost walk" tours to get the full effect.

Thank rontet
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This graveyard is old. There are lots of interesting images on the headstones (those you can still read) but it's just a short walk-through. There are much more interesting places in Halifax. The graveyard is next door to one of the city's 7 universities. The more interesting graveyard is slighlty out of the main area of town where many Titanic victims are laid to rest in the shape of a ship's bow. It's very sad but also interesting that they keep learning the identities of previously unknown victims. They add these to the stones as they find out.

Thank writerdj
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

like the title says its an old burial ground so show respect and take time to check out some of the old gravestones.
Titanic links etc

Thank Tony M
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