Old Burying Ground, Halifax

4.5
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
A National Historic Site of Canada and a tranquil sanctuary for self reflection, Old Burying Ground contains a large proportion of Halifax's ancestry. Founded in 1749, the town's oldest burial ground now contains some 12,000 plots, with the oldest surviving headstone inscribed with the date 1752. For several decades the grounds were the only burial site for Haligonians and now contain several notable residents, whose graves can be visited as you tread the historic paths. At the entrance you encounter the Welsford-Parker Monument, built in 1860 to commemorate lives lost in the Crimean War. Use our Halifax online driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to Old Burying Ground and other attractions in Halifax.
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  • I remembered going to this graveyard when I was a kid doing a school field trip and on this visit to Halifax we visited it again. This will be on our “must do” while in Halifax list for years to...  more »
  • cool to see the graves of people who died on the Titanic, great for school projects (as that' what I used for mine)  more »
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  • We kind of happened across this place, I had heard of it but didn't really realize where it was in Halifax or how cool it really was! It was so neat to walk around and spend time reading about the people who were first generation Canadians. Such a neat and odd atmosphere but stunningly beautiful.
  • The Old Burying Ground is a historic cemetery dating back to colonial times and must be one of the oldest in the whole area. This place looks old but it's still possible to read the gravestones. There are a few nice sculptures around as well. Maintenance is overall good. Visit if you are interested in colonial history.

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