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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Take the tour, you won't regret it

Our guide Jeff, was a history major and a long time resident of Halifax. He was enlightening... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Wonderful view

Never fired a shot but great historical site. The view from the top is exceptional. They have a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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...more
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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-426-5080
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide Jeff, was a history major and a long time resident of Halifax. He was enlightening, entertaining and very knowledgeable. What a wonderful tour. I'm not into military history much but this historic site is definitely a must do.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Never fired a shot but great historical site. The view from the top is exceptional. They have a variety of tours none of which we took. It's a bit of a climb up the hill but worth it

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Citadel, which gave us a very real feel for the history of Halifax, especially during a time when the security of the country was in question. If you can survive the steep walk up to see this historical site,...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came to Halifax for the day as part of a cruise. We wanted to stay in the city and the Citadel was a great stop to learn about the city, its history and the history of the fortress (including during the great wars). Thoroughly...More

Thank Marcus A
Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing place on top of a hill overlooking the harbor. The walk from the harbor is very steep so my husband and I actually took a taxi (we’re both in our 70s and don’t have hills like this where we live). Got to the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The citadel is a large fortress at the top of a large hill in downtown Halifax. I dropped my mom off at the entrance then parked as it s quite a hike up from the road. The views of the city are excellent. The arms...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked up to the citadel early Sunday morning. It was quiet, peaceful and they had a special revolutionary encampment this weekend. It was very interesting. The people who were part of the reinactment were very knowledgable. They have short tours available and the shooting...More

Thank 5000traveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a bit of a climb up the hill, seniors can take a cab, but well worth it. The war museum is one of the best for artifacts and history on a short schedule. Fusiliers and bagpipes provide realistic touch.

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our hotel was right by the Citadel, so of course we had to see it. We went up the first time at 4PM, and they said it would probably take a couple of hours to see everything, so we decided to come back the next...More

Thank Suzanne c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a tour here—definitely the way to go. Jeff the guide was dressed in traditional uniform, and there was a bagpiper also who was amazing. Such great history and they did a demo of firing the old canons which was great.

Thank Nicole G
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Neil P | Reviewed this property |
The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is open year-round, but our hours and services change with the seasons: May 7 to June 30 - 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 1 to August 31 - 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. September 1 to October 31... More
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March 18, 2018|
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Response from Alf M | Reviewed this property |
There are many public parking lots around the citadel, This one is monitored. Halifax Infirmary Summer Street Entrance - QEII, Lot 3 1796 Summer St Halifax County Halifax, NS NS B3H 3A7
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Jonathan K | Reviewed this property |
at least 2 hours. we could've stayed longer but had other stops to make.