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Africville Museum

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Africville Museum

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5795 Africville Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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tonofhair wrote a review Dec 2019
Montreal, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
I went there in July 2019 with my girlfriend. I was told by the Official Halifax Visitor Guide that it is a must visit, however, it is not mentioned that it is nearly impossible to reach by public transportation. There is no information on how to get there, so being the modern 2019 people we are, my girlfriend used Google maps to lead us there. I took a bus to Halifax's Fairview Cemetery from where I walked about 35 minutes of scary harbour truck territory. It was next to awful trying to get there. If you want to go, rent a car or take a cab. The only thing that was good about this bad 'getting there' experience is that it mirrors Halifax's regard for Africville and it's ex-neighbourhood as well as African-Nova Scotians. I learned a lot about the old iconic neighbourhood.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Mary H wrote a review Sep 2019
Stamford, United Kingdom271 contributions70 helpful votes
We found only one reference to this stunning and sad documentation of the clearance of a black community in the sixties. Is Halifax in denial? We had been led to believe Canada is an inclusive and welcoming community but our visit to Africaville suggested otherwise. The coastal area close to the Bedford basin was cleared in the sixties after the city had used it for a dumping ground and then claimed it required clearing. The community paid taxes but received no services yet managed to be a caring community where families were happy. The museum is housed in a small reconstruction of the church and receives no public funding. We found details of the site online and a very helpful bus driver told us where to alight. We then had a walk of a couple of kilometres on a road used by fast moving trucks going to a container port. There is a petition for a sidewalk which we signed. Do go to read about and hear about the lives of the Africaville community before it was razed to the ground.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gary C wrote a review Aug 2019
Oakville, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
Can take the bus but we chose to take a taxi there and worth the effort. Shame that the site is not closer to town or not included on the hop on hop off tour as africville's history is something to be remembered and a lesson learned. Our guide was a summer student but descendant from Africville who was very well informed and composed. Lots of interactive exhibits throughout and the history and documentation easy to follow and well laid out.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Ray P wrote a review Aug 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom943 contributions295 helpful votes
We actually walked from the Fairview cemetery to this museum which was an interesting experience alongside the main highway with little or no footpath coverage at times and took us approx 45 mins. Even on our way out it was good 25 min + walk through the adjacent park and then a small overgrown cinder covered path which would render access to many difficult if not impossible, which is a shame as this is a great museum charting events of the 60's when town planning destroyed a whole community. The staff at the museum are friendly and knowledgeable and with some artefacts and stories to listen to this is an important part of Halifax's history however unpalatable it may be. Access by car is much easier and there is ample parking on site although you will need to keep an eye out for the small direction signs as it adjoins a very industrial area. There is seating outside if you wish to enjoy a picnic lunch. The whole museum is housed in the one room and will take approx an hour to fully enjoy, and an adult ticket is just under Cnd$6.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Chris Berry wrote a review Jul 2019
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We did many events and historic spots and saw nothing about Africville and the museum there. The ArtGallery is where we saw great info about Black History in NS so at last I asked the guide why so little about it? Found out about this museum and went to see it by cab and it was closed. Beautiful location, well kept grounds. NS needs to own all of its history and provide good signage to get there. Also find this little gem so it can tell the TRUE HISTORY of NS 7 days a week!!!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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