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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-426-5080
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this...
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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My boyfriend and I went the 3th of September, we arrived just in time for them to shoot a canon and a gun. It was sharp. The museum was sharp. The film on the history of Nova... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I went the 3th of September, we arrived just in time for them to shoot a canon and a gun. It was sharp. The museum was sharp. The film on the history of Nova Scotia was very interesting only 45 minutes. Is recommended very nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

we went into the citadel briefly at the end of the day. It was interesting. I am sure during the day when running at full scale it would have lots of interest to offer. The view of the city is amazing from there, and the view is always free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Visited the Citadel late morning and was lucky enough to see the noonday gun firing. Really interesting and the period costumes and enthusiastic guides made it a great visit. Well worth the walk up the hill!

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A simple tour, but led by interesting, passionate, knowledgeable staff - very much enjoyed! We were there for the "noon gun" (cannon blast) so pretty cool. The tour could have been a bit longer. Great value for the small fee.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful piece of Canadian History. The tour as well as the demonstrations, uniforms and exhibits were very well done. Excellent attraction, not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed the men and women dressed in period costume who were very knowledgeable about the history of the fort. They could answer every question we threw at them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Was an interesting place. This is the 2nd time I have been there. Learned more. Since was on a tour we had a guide that was dressed in costume - did an excellent job of explaining things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The guided tour was very informative with various demonstrations including the noon hour firing of the cannon, bagpipe playing, and changing of the guard. You definitely get an education on the history of Halifax and the Citadel in particular. The on-site military museum and trench warfare exhibit are a must-see for history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you get away from the waterfront boardwalk and head uphill - it is definitely a hill, you will see the Old Town Clock (another icon of Halifax) and the Halifax fort on Citadel Hill is right behind it. It is a National Historic Site run by Parks Canada and it is a worthwhile visit. Take the time to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We rode our bikes up to the top of the hill to see the sights but did not go into the museum area. Definitely worth a quick ride around the citadel to see the sights if the harbour and city below.

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