We paid the driver when he dropped us off at the citadel, as it was a short 10 minute walk from the citadel to the Maritime Museum where many of the Titanic artifacts were on display. I had hoped there would be time for the museum and the timing worked out perfectly!
While walking to the museum I took a picture of the Old Town Clock. It is one of Halifax’s most famous landmarks and was constructed on the orders of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, who was Commander-in-Chief of the British garrison from 1794 to 1800. The clock began keeping time on October 2, 1803 (clock photo on next page – part of the domed building in lower corner).
We also walked past St. Paul’s Church. St. Paul’s is the oldest surviving church in Canada – built in 1749.
The Maritime Museum was interesting but we didn’t have very much time so we focused on the section dedicated to the Titanic. This museum displays the world’s foremost collection of Titanic memorabilia including one of the ship’s few surviving deck chairs. In the museum gift shop Bill bought me an embroidered t-shirt which says, “Remember the Titanic – 1912”.