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“Pleasant surprise”
Review of Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground
Ranked #19 of 145 things to do in Halifax
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Owner description: Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
Reviewed April 12, 2013

My husband wasnt thrilled when I wanted to stop in at the old burying ground. He was, however, pleasantly surprised. There was a guide that spent a lot of time taking us around and telling us about the history and even personal information about some of those laid to rest there. It was very good! You will come away knowing more about Halifax than when you started.

Thank kkuehne
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We enjoyed the free tour of the burial ground so much that we made a voluntary donation. The guide provided very interesting information about the headstones and yard layout, so much so that we visited another graveyard later armed with our new knowledge. Definitely worth the stop.

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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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