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“Halifax Citadel”

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
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US$47.75*
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Halifax City Tour
Ranked #3 of 143 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Interesting and fun tour with a guide in Scottish garb. Nice views of the bay and city. There's even a changing of the guard.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

It isn't very big but the tour is alright, I guess. There were some nice pipes. The tour told a bit about the defences and answered some elementary questions. Kids can dress up in period costume. The museum was ok too. Some interesting Canadian artifacts from WWI (trench art) and page summaries of major Canadian battles.

Thank MikeMuszak
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Learned a lot and enjoyed the experience as we witnessed historical re-enactments and the firing of the noon gun. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the facilities first-rate although the three-part video presentation was a little overblown. Definitely a can't-miss destination if you're ever in Halifax.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I have vistited historic forts from many wars in many areas and this one ranks among the best. First of all it is huge. When i visited in the summer they had many uniformed re-enactors to help explain what went on in the citadel. Also they gave continuous tours that were include in your admission price.

Thank masd1
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

The costumed guides are all students who are well versed in the history of Canada, the Citadel as well as many other subjects, we had a great discussion about the long term economic effects of the War of 1812 with Dal economics major.

Thank CanadaMama111
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