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Fairview Lawn Cemetery

Although a cemetery might seem to be too depressing of a place to visit while on vacation, the Fairview Lawn Cemetery has some incredible history. It’s best known for being the final resting place for over 100 victims from the sinking of the RMS ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Excellent and informative tour. Only wish we had a little more time to explore the Titanic graves on our own at the cemetery.

Doing what: Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Superb - so much to see and do. It brought to life the tragedy of the moment.

Doing what: Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Our driver was very knowledgable about the Titanic and the Halifax experience.

Doing what: Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2013

The tour was what we expected and a little more. We got a tour and history of Halifx overall as well as the Titanic related sites. We imagined more of a walking tour, but after taking the tour we realized that would not have been possible; the distances were too great, with a lot of up and down hills. The driver/tour guide was excellent. He was friendly, informative, and entertaining. The tour was very enjoyable and well worth the time. Now my wife and I have finished Titanic history touring - Belfast, Southampton, Queenstown (now Cobh), and Halifx. I would heartily recommend a trip to Halifax in the Fall - the city, the weather, and the people are welcoming.

Doing what: Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2014

The meeting arrangement was vague to a visitor. If it had said outside the museum at the Pink Booth and the Pink Bus it would have been more helpful. We drove from the museum and were told about the ships colliding and the hugh fire and disaster it caused as we drove along past the area it happened.
The tour of the area of the cemetery where the victims of the Titanic were buried was fascinating and the tour guide was very interesting with the personal stories. We then drove back to the museum and the tour ended as we left the bus and paid to go into the museum so we were only just over 1 hour on tour so it was not as the 2 hours advertised but living near Belfast in Northern Ireland we felt it was the cemetery was the most important part of the tour for us.

Doing what: Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2013

The guide was very knowledgeable and was very nice and we did have a nice day but the description of the tour needs to be changed because it was not what we were expecting at all. Firstly it is not a walking tour because you are on a bus, and you do not visit churches or morgues or anything like that, you drive by them and your guide tells you to look to the left, and right as you pass these buildings. The only time we got out of the bus was at one cemetery, we only drove by the others. It was a beautiful day in Halifax and I must say we were disappointed to spend 2 hours on a bus when we thought we would be walking around. No mention of any locals or anything to do with the film, that is not part of the tour.

The maritime museum which is included is great and we enjoyed it a lot. All in all we had a nice day but what we got really did not match the description of what is on the site.

Doing what: Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
September 2014

Where do I start? First of all, we were on a cruise ship and were not told of the time difference. We therefore got there an hour late for the tour. The nice boy taking the vouchers said that he would have to take our vouchers, but we could go the on the tour that started an hour later. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and took us by bus to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. He explained all about the history of the Titanic and the sinking. After the cemetery, we expected to see several related sites as outlined on the internet. However, we were taken back to our starting point, The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and dropped off. We did not have our voucher, so I could not look to see what else we were supposed to be seeing. The bus and the tour guide took off and that was that.

Doing what: Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax

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