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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Tours and Activities

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Located on the city’s waterfront, Halifax’s Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is where you go to get schooled on Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage.

The ocean has shaped the lives of those living in the Maritimes for centuries, whether it’s through the fishery, boatbuilding, or the navy. Here there’s an emphasis placed on boats themselves, from small crafts to World War Convoys. Various exhibits will take you through the sailing days of the early explorers to the age of steam.

You’ll also learn about the catastrophic Halifax Explosion, which occurred in 1917. A French cargo ship filled with wartime explosives collided with a Norwegian vessel not far from the Halifax Harbour. An onboard fire caused an explosion that flattened the Richmond District, killing 2000 people and injuring another 9000. At the time, it was the largest man-made explosion recorded in history.

The museum’s biggest draw, however, is its Titanic connection. While the survivors of the sunken ship went to New York City, the deceased were brought to Halifax. Many belongings of the deceased are now on display inside the museum, including the heart wrenching tiny shoes of the “Unknown Child.” Crews working at the site also brought back pieces of the wreckage, including woodwork flotsam.

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Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

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Halifax is a city that is rich in history. Rather than wandering around alone, ensure you get the most out of your visit to Halifax by joining a small-group tour and exploring the city in the company of a guide who can fill you in on all the fascinating details, from the legacy of the Titanic to that of the Halifax Explosion.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

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Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you explore the Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport! On this 2.5 km tour, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork & statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include the Halifax Farmers Market, CSS Acadia, Halifax Cabling Wharf, Dockyard Clock & more! Don't just see the boardwalk, hear what it has to say! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

On this 5 km tour, as well as the churches, gardens and graveyards, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork and statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include Victoria Park, the Old Burying Ground, St. Mary's Basilica, the Halifax Citadel, the Old Town Clock and more! Don't just see Halifax, hear what it has to say! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Join tour guide Jeff as you discover one of the greatest tragedies in Canadian history. You'll not only see historical sites & landmarks, but hear the stories of survival & perseverance that surfaced during the 1917 Halifax Explosion. During the 5km tour you'll see the Memorial Bell Tower, Hydrostone District & various memorials, learn about the miracle of Ashpan Annie, the adventure of Billy Wells, the ensuing Tsunami & much more! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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What are Maritime Museum of the Atlantic hours of operation?
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic hours of operation: Nov - Apr: Wed - Sat 9:30am - 5pm, Tue 9:30am - 8pm, Sun 1pm - 5pm; May - Oct: Mon, Wed - Sun 9:30am - 5:30pm, Tue 9:30am - 8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Maritime Museum of the Atlantic can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic costs USD 4.96. Guided Maritime Museum of the Atlantic tours start around USD 4.96 per person.
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