Halifax Sights

Deadman's Island

  • Park/Playground

Published 05/06/2016

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This tiny spit is the final resting place of almost 200 American prisoners of war who died while imprisoned in Halifax during the War of 1812. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a memorial in 2005 to honor the men, who died of communicable diseases such as smallpox and were buried in mass graves. Over time, the island has become naturally linked to the mainland, so you can walk to it without getting your feet wet.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Always accessible

Published 05/06/2016


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