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“Tall Tales Tours”

Fairview Lawn Cemetery
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US$44.31*
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Halifax City Tour
Ranked #9 of 138 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The final and noteworthy resting place for many of the victims of the Titanic.
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Tall Tales Tours”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I visited this with Tall Tale Tours (Robert Young), and saw the stone for the Great Disaster of 1914 when North Halifax was flattened by the collision of two ships and subsequent explosion of ammunition, a truly terrible event, plus the stunning memorial to those who died on the Titanic.

Visited February 2014
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Prospect, Nova Scotia
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28 reviews
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“Fairview and Fairview Lawn are the same place”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This cemetery is listed twice among attractions in Halifax. The easiest access to the Titanic also goes through an interesting section of ethnic Chinese and Greek graves. Catholics from the Titanic are buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Olivet St., off Mumford Road. Like most cemeteries, it gives one pause as you think about the lives of the departed and sweep of history.

Visited November 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Must See History and Respect for those lost on the Titanic...”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

While being a very nice cemetery in its own right, this particular cemetery can claim what few others can. The grave sites of some who perished during the sinking of the Titanic may be viewed here. With wonderful historical monuments giving some of the history, one can quietly stroll the grounds learning so much more about the Titanic than most people are aware.
A highlight for me was seeing the stone inscribed: "J. Dawson". Lending a historical credit to the movie by the same name that featured a character named "Jack Dawson".
Although a somber place, one feels good to have visited this holy place and paid respects to those lost.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Very Moving site for history Buffs”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Some of the victims of the Titanic disaster are buried in this well-cared-for, lovely cemetery. They are set in a configuration that resembles a ship, or triangular sails. There is a J. Dawson, as in the movie, and a mother who died along with her children who are not with her, and there is the site where a musician who played until the very end has an inscription with, "Nearer my G-d to Thee" which is the song that was played as the ship sank into the icy sea.. It was an emotional moment to stand there and pay our respects. At the gravesite of a young boy, children and adults leave small toys as a token if remembrance. One manservant has a notation on his stone that gives tribute to his employer that was paid for by that employer for his own self- promotion. If you are in this city, do take a few moments to stop by. It is well worth it.

Visited October 2013
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Fayetteville, GA
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“A moving and educational experience”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Obviously, the big draw to Fairview Lawn Cemetery is the Titanic grave sites. This can be a rather evocative, emotional experience. A tour or a "pre-read" about the tombstones is well worth the time. The inscriptions on several of the tombstones about the selfless sacrifice of some crew and musicians is quite moving. Do your homework, or sign up for a tour to get the full benefit of the experience. We really appreciated spending time within some other parts of the cemetery just to appreciate the history of the cemetery and slightly different burial traditions.

Visited October 2013
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