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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada
+1 902-426-5080
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Visit to Halifax Citadel

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Halifax. Well worth a visit. This historical fort on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Iain C
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Glasgow
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Great Place to visit.

Great place to visit, will take most of your cruise port time if you walk from cruise port to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
martinblacksheep
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Whiteville, North Carolina
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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 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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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Halifax. Well worth a visit. This historical fort on the hill above Halifax was brought to life through many volunteers and staff who were dressed in period costume and in Scottish Highland dress. Pipe bands...More

Thank Iain C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit, will take most of your cruise port time if you walk from cruise port to the citadel, Wear good shoes, but there are lots of other things to see on the way walking. This is such clean beautiful and clean place...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another place visited on our visit to Nova Scotia and it did not disappoint. Really enjoyed the museum and a chance to talk with the veteran guides. Learned a lot of history and the views are amazing. The student guides are very into their duties....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit Canadian site. We have seen Fort Henry at Kingston, Ontario, the Citadel in Quebec City and Louisbourg fortress. Always impressed by the preservation of our heritage. Very nice gift shop at the end of the tour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Important part of Nova Scotian and Canadian history no to mention just cool to look around. If you are in the area be sure to visit the citadel.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The history is amazing in this place. Super clean, and it is affordable to enter. They have the cannons and the members dressed like the military. The location is right in the center and it cannot be missed. A true treasure of the city!

Thank Jake D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Citadel hill fort is the 3rd fort built on same site,the fort,it was just expanded each time,also that for was not meant to be there at all,an as well what world force of military would build a Fort which is 96% underground on an island...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see!! Drive or climb the hill bit don't miss out on this national park treasure. Incredible structure and history. Great staff as well.

Thank leigh b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss the museum or the Enfield during. Great way to spend an hour or two and learn about Canadian military history.

Thank Debra D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of those things that you see in part because it is such a historic landmark. They have live actors during peak tourist season and the cannon is fired everyday at noon. Still not that exciting and not really value for money. Neat to walk...More

Thank Lee A
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Heather S
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
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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.
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martijewel
May 15, 2017|
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Response from T3544JRjenniferb | Reviewed this property |
Hello Yes dog are allowed as long as on a leash, they just are not allowed in the buildings. Hope this helps and have an amazing time while you explore.
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