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“Unique place”
Review of Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground
Ranked #21 of 138 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
Nova Scotia, Canada
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Unique place”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

The history of the cemetery is the history of Halifax. The burying ground used to be outside the town limits and the number of people of history buried here is amazing. Some of the headstones make an interesting read while you're there.

Visited October 2013
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Powell River, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I love cemetaries”
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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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing history”
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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2 Thank LouiseSP2013
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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Respectful and calming”
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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1 Thank MaryeeMH
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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207 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Cool”
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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