The Fairview Lawn Cemetery is best known as the grave site of 121 of victims of the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic. It is a non-denominational cemetery located at the North End of Halifax. It receives hundreds of visitors each year who are curious to know more about the sinking of the Titanic and its connection to the city of Halifax. There is a well-known marker here of the remains of a child who died in the sinking, labeled for decades as The Unknown Child, who was later identified to be Sidney Leslie Goodwin. Another interesting feature is the grave marked “J. Dawson” which is coincidentally the name of the male lead in the movie Titanic. The cemetery is also the location for the mass grave of victims of the Halifax Explosion as well as soldiers’ graves from WWI and WWII.
Remember the victims of the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic by visiting the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, during your trip to Halifax. The place will help you to be at peace and recall those turbulent times. The entry to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery is free and there are no Fairview Lawn Cemetery tickets required. The Fairview Lawn Cemetery tours is another option you can opt for. After buying the Fairview Lawn Cemetery tour tickets, you’ll get a guided tour of the cemetery and some enlightenment regarding the mishap.
Fairview Lawn Cemetery Travel Tips
- Please respect the area as it is a sacred place but also because there is forensic research conducted here in order to identify the unnamed victims.
How to Reach Fairview Lawn Cemetery
- Windsor St After Lady Hammond Rd – Bus No 9
- Brooklyn Warehouse
- Salvatore's Pizzaiolo Trattoria
- Mexico Lindo
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76.02% of people who visit Halifax include Fairview Lawn Cemetery in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
43.72% of people start their Fairview Lawn Cemetery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Fairview Lawn Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fairview Lawn Cemetery
Fairview Lawn Cemetery Reviews & Ratings
I’m from London Ontario and I was taken here by my aunt. It is a Beautiful and lasting tribute to (some of the) victims from titanic. Also, there is a monument to the victims of the explosion in December. Rest In Peace to all those buried there.
I have walked through this cemetery many times and each time, I see someone new from a different time period. Legendary politicians, Titanic victims, a Confederate naval officer, some of the earliest citizens of Halifax. A walk here is like a walk through history.
Great place to explore some of Halifax's history and see the many graves of victims of the Titanic. highly recommend (especially after a tour of the Maritime museum of the Atlantic)
Went here during my Royal Caribbean 6 nite Canada New England cruise last week this cemetery is incredible seeing the Titanic graves was really interesting and seeing the graves of different shapes/designs I really enjoyed my short time here also I like how the cemetery is rite next to the railroad tracks as I luv trains
Very hitoric and well kept cementary