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“Some excellent early Halifax history!”
Review of Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground
Ranked #20 of 138 things to do in Halifax
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Owner description: Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
Peterborough, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Some excellent early Halifax history!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

An older example of early Canadian cemeteries would be hard to find. Startling statistics for unmarked graves. People were even having a picnic lunch on the side yard, seemed odd considering the setting. Very much worth stopping in to on your way by. Some interesting architecture in the large monuments. Grave markers in different styles of the periods. A cemetery aficionados holy grail. Very tranquil amid the city.

Visited July 2013
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Sussex
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“Lovely cemetery in the city centre”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Step back in time and wander through the old cemetery situated in the city centre. I like cemeteries, being a genealogist, and this had a lovely feel to it. Could have stayed there a lit longer but time was marching on

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very Historic”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

In downtown Halifax, between the Engineering Buildings at Dalhousie and St. Mary's Basilica. An interesting place to wander around, if you are interested in that kind of history. A story board explaining the common burying ground and the names of some of those buried there.

Visited May 2013
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Prince Albert, Canada
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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153 reviews
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“a highlight”
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.

Visited July 2012
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