Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
4.5
Military Museums • Historic Sites
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to life by two historic regiments of the British Army - the pageantry of the 78th Highlanders and the precision of the Royal Artillery thrill visitors daily with live re-enactments. The skirl of the bagpipes mixes with the crack of a rifle and the assembly of recruits for the next foot drill. There's no shortage of authentic experiences to view and participate in! Kids will love the Xplorers Program - an activity book just for them. When the sun sets, it's time to experience the other side of the Citadel - join the Citadel Ghost Walk and experience the dark and errie lore from the early 1800's. Tours start mid-July and run every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm until the end of October. Cash at the front gate.
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TAB
Edmonton, Canada104 contributions
Interesting
Oct. 2021 • Family
Found the war museum very interesting and there were a few older gentleman that started telling us various tidbits of information that were extremely interesting. Beautiful views of the city.
Written October 17, 2021
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Corinna H
Winnipeg, Canada470 contributions
Surprisingly Excellent
Sep. 2021
I hate to admit it, but I sort of didn't want to even bother with the Citadel. I was thinking, if we miss it, that would have been okay with me. However, we got there and it was a great experience. I loved the view we got and personally I loved feeling like I was going back in history. It was much more interesting than I had originally expected.
Written October 17, 2021
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Joe_Cruzer
Toronto, Canada1,754 contributions
When in Halifax!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We payed tribute to this fort during our visit to Halifax. A good climb to the top. Includes a good museum inside and a great view of the city from above. A must when in Halifax.
Written October 10, 2021
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brucew697
St. Marys, Canada1,359 contributions
In Halifax this is a site to see
Oct. 2021 • Friends
This historic site is well maintained. Great displays and helpful staff. You get an amazing view of Halifax from this location .
The displays were well done but not organized in a cronaligical order so information didn't flow well for me
Written October 6, 2021
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Redeve19
Ottawa, Canada33 contributions
A Very Good Visir
Sep. 2021
Admittedly not too excited going to this attraction but found the displays, artifacts historical readings very interesting. Spent most of the afternoon there, a worthwhile attraction especially if interests are in history & military.
Written September 26, 2021
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Alan M
Kingston, Canada20 contributions
Great treasure of our Canadian military history!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
The historical cannon placements and the The Army Museum. It was a foggy morning and added to the sense of awe!
Written September 25, 2021
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daniel f
Red Bay, Canada686 contributions
Can you see the sea buye
Sep. 2021
It is hard to imagine that men and women manned this , having to live each day in this giant stone hi wall fort, very nice to go back in time, learn about sacrifices people made for keeping us safe, the view of the bay, and of the area devastated so many years ago, is just stunning, lots of parking, even for big rigs, I asked the bag piper to play ac/dc ,he said he could but his boss would probably fire him, lol, a nice history lesson here ,and entrance fee is cheap, a must see, cheers
Written September 23, 2021
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Ping X
11 contributions
2nd most visited site in Canada
Sep. 2021
Good place to spend half a day visiting and walking around. The most interesting parts are guided tour and the museum on the second floor.
Written September 20, 2021
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Altius10
Calgary, Canada1,176 contributions
Nice City Views and Interesting History
Sep. 2021
Not a huge history buff but found this very interesting. Lots of information and exhibits to capture your attention. There are also people in period dress to answer questions or explain some things in more detail.
An added bonus - nice views of the city from the top of citadel.
Written September 15, 2021
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Laurence_Brussels
Montreal, Canada350 contributions
Great place to visit in Halifax
Aug. 2021
A very interesting place to visit. Even by yourself, you will find enough information to make the most of it and the student present onsite are very knowledgeable when you have questions. The war museum was very interesting and so is the exhibition about life in the Citadel
Written September 5, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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