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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 Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour and experience the dark and errie lore from the early 1800's. Tours start mid-July and run select Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm until the end of October. Between Nov. to April, all exhibits and rooms are closed but noon gun fires daily.
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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada

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1700 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C4 Canada
0.3 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3P5 Canada
0.4 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1980 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3G5 Canada
0.9 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J5 Canada
0.6 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1960 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2G7 Canada
0.3 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1990 Barrington St Scotia Square, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1P2 Canada
0.5 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1649 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V8 Canada
0.6 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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5120 Salter St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0A1 Canada
0.7 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1181 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2P6 Canada
1.2 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1599 Grafton St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C3 Canada
0.4 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1496 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z1 Canada
0.7 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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5417 Cogswell Street Downtown Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R1 Canada
0.4 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1875 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6 Canada
0.4 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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5184 Morris St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1B3 Canada
0.9 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1709 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5 Canada
0.7 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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250 St Margarets Bay Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3N 1J4 Canada
3.6 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1266 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y5 Canada
1.0 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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1263 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2K8 Canada
0.9 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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101 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1L9 Canada
2.4 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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240 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1X6 Canada
5.2 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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6151 Lady Hammond Rd between Robie Street and Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2R9 Canada
3.4 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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379 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1J6 Canada
4.0 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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456 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1J7 Canada
4.5 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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2138 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4M5 Canada
1.0 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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317 Prince Albert Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1N5 Canada
4.3 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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5780 West St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1H8 Canada
1.0 km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
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  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic7,112 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A piece of history
    The Citadel is located on a hill, so it has a beautiful view of Halifax. Inside the citadel itself is an exhibition showing the life of the people at the time when this fortress served its purpose. You can walk here on your own or take a tour with a guide. During my visit, people dressed in period costumes, mostly military ones, moved around the fortress and visitors took pictures with them. There was also a small gift shop and an information center.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Stirling B
    Ottawa, Canada703 contributions
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    Fortress Halifax
    The Halifax Citadel was constructed to protect Halifax from an attack by sea. Sitting high above the Harbour it offers sweeping views and once you have visited you can understand why it was selected as the place to put it. After a long walk up the hill you enter the gate and one inside you are greeted by a huge central square. There are many areas to view and can see the history in a museum and walk across the top of the Citadel where the cannons are. There is also a small gift shop.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 21, 2023
  • BellBoy53
    Brisbane, Australia609 contributions
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    Insightful
    A historic monument where the staff, dressed in military uniforms from a by-gone era, give you an insight into life during the formative stages of Halifax’s development. Entry price is reasonable and includes a free walking tour. Lots of info in the static displays. Great all round views of the current city. Worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Susan P
    Putnam, Connecticut947 contributions
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    The Must-Go Fort in Halifax
    This is a must do when in Halifax. If it is a sunny day, you can see the downtown area in the harbor. There is ample parking as well as handicap parking. This is a fort and quite large so allow ample time to see everything. There is a large building, which is now their visitor Center and museum. My husband and I spent almost 2 hours in this building alone. Exhibits include the Citadel through the years and relates to historic events in the area. Don't miss the room where you can try on military outfits, including hats for terrific photo opportunities. Interpreters dressed in period garb give presentations throughout the day. The big draw is the canon being fired at noon. No matter where you are someone will remind you that it's going to happen. The courtyard area is gravel and it was somewhat challenging to navigate on a drizzly, windy day. Nonetheless, I highly recommend going, and I would allow 3 to 4 hours.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 23, 2023
  • JC
    London, United Kingdom52 contributions
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    Very Insightful!
    We visited the Citadel in September 2022. It is a really informative place to visit, with history and displays from various times throughout the Fort's life. The changing of the guard is a very cool thing to witness, you can't miss it as they make quite a bit of noise doing so! Make sure to visit at noon to see the daily firing of the gun from the top of the Fort. Also keep an eye out for talks from the staff around the site.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Davigeta
    Saint Louis, Missouri1,088 contributions
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    Great historic site
    This fort is a landmark in Halifax. It has protected the port since 1749, and the current structure is the 4th version of the fort. There are many exhibits in the buildings, explaining the history of the forts and other matters. There is an exhibit for kids on the 1944 Normandy invasion and the Canadian role in this. There are reenactments with people dressed for past periods of the fort's existence. They have military drills with firing of rifles. There is a small gift shop. The Halifax Citadel has great views of the surrounding area. Very informative, a must-see.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • TravelerUK1
    49 contributions
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    Historical site worth visiting
    Highly recommend visiting. I got there when they opened and went on a free guided tour. Well worth it to learn more about the history of the citadel. The changing of the guard and the shooting of the 12 o'clock gun is worth seeing as well. I spent 3 hours there and walked through the whole place. They have a small cafe that sells good food. I ate lunch there. It's on top of a hill, so it's a bit of a trek and can get very windy up there. It's well worth a visit if you like history. I walked back up the hill the next day to walk around the outside of the citadel. You can do that at any time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Jamie H-D
    Poole, United Kingdom1,491 contributions
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    Very interesting.
    My husband and I came in ‘shoulder season’ so there wasn’t a full time table of re-enactments or activities, but that was ok. Lots to see and do as you explore the timeline for the French and British rule in the area, you can easily spend half a day or more here. Very friendly volunteers and staff that are happy to answer any questions you may have. It would have been good to have some sort of sign posts / direction to let you know a recommendation on where to walk round and in what direction so you make sure you see everything. If you have a Parks Canada Pass then it’s free entry.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,816 contributions
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    Interesting structure and worth a visit,
    We are not really into museums, but decided it was worthwhile to visit the Citadel in Halifax. It was pleasant to wander around the walls and watch the changing of the guard. There are also a lot of museum type displays, which we perused only briefly. If you are into military history then there would be a lot to interest you. Worth a visit and we enjoyed our time here. We walked to the citadel from the wharf where our cruise ship was docked.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 28, 2023
  • thedz Bear
    Halifax, Canada284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    Fascinating!! We just arrived in Nova Scotia and in less than a week, we visited the place and it was a good experience. For us newcomers, the place showcases it’s beautiful heritage and inspiring story. This is a must go place once you’re visiting Nova Scotia.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 6, 2023
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