The past is ever present.
The story of Historic Properties began in the 1800s at the heart of downtown Halifax as one of the oldest and most recognizable landmarks in the city. It is a must-see waterfront destination for visitors and popular resting ground for locals.
Halifax is a city shaped by the sea. Sir Edward Cornwallis, the city’s founder, came ashore in 1749 not far from Historic Properties. In the late 1700s, the area came alive as a bustling centre of commerce. Sleek schooners, majestic barquentines, and sailing ships frequented the port, carrying cargo, new settlers, and privateer plunders. Historic Properties was a hub of activity and home base for the swashbuckling privateers.
Halifax is about history. So why not start writing your story here at Historic Properties.