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Old Burying Ground & Welsford-Parker Monument

A National Historic Site, and a Registered Heritage Property. The first burial ground in Halifax, on land granted in 1749 for a “common burying ground” outside the stockade. The oldest existing stone (1752) marks the grave of Malachi Salter Jr, the 2-year-old son of a prominent Halifax merchant. The Welsford-Parker Monument was erected in 1860 in memory of two Nova Scotian heroes who fought in the Crimean War. The site is restored as an outdoor museum and park.


Core Experience: History

Features: Wheelchair Accessible

Government Level: National

Other Info

Admission Info: Admission free.

Directions: Opposite Government House.

Old Burying Ground & Welsford-Parker Monument

1460 Barrington St
Halifax, NS

Website: http://www.oldburyingground.ca/