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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 5425 Sackville Street | P.O. Box 9080, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-426-5080
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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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Halifax History in One Place

If you go to Halifax you should add this location to your itinerary . Lots of displays from the beginning of Halifax to it's part in wars. Stay for the 12 pm cannon shot. Watch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Riverview, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you go to Halifax you should add this location to your itinerary . Lots of displays from the beginning of Halifax to it's part in wars. Stay for the 12 pm cannon shot. Watch the period dressed soldiers perform, it is a fun place to visit. I was especially interested in the world war 1 exhibit as my grandfather... More 

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We walked around the museum area while waiting for the guided tour. The museum is quite thorough, and provides good information about the city and the Citadel. I highly recommend you take advantage of the FREE guided tour - the personnel are quite well informed about how life was serving at the Citadel, and there are a number of hands-on... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The service at the ticket office was informative. The citadel was well presented and maintained. It was lively and animated. The staff were enthusiastic, wore authentic uniforms and dress and always had a lively story to tell. The canon was regularly fired and the pipers piped a tune at regular intervals. Plenty to keep you busy for at least half... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent guided tour. Good demo at noon of the cannon. Disappointed that they don't post the day's schedule. You have to ask.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect when headed there, but it was well worth the stop. Had previously been to Fort Ticonderoga, and this blew it out of the water. Very interesting, helpful character guides. Wonderful views. Can also relax on the grassy knoll afterwards.

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Winchester, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the part of the citadel that faces the harbor (just behind the clock tower) at 11:50 am. One of the staff members explained the noon cannon firing and guard changing. The percussion of the cannon was incredible. Entry fees were expensive (almost $12 for adults), so we skipped going in. The ten minutes leading to the blast... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Volunteers dressed in period costume. Tours available for free. There is always something going in, whether it is drummers, bagpipers, a noon cannon firing or soldiers practicing. Quite a long history.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We love old forts and this one was one of the best we've ever seen...we were especially delighted with all the docents who are dressed in period costume and have lots to tell you about what life was like 'back in the day' within the fort. Also the view from the top of the walls is great, and if you... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive place, just from its size and prime location in Halifax. The view has long been compromised by the many high buildings between it and the harbor. So it had to rely on the interpreters in costume to engage the visitors. Some were very good, others not so much. They all seemed to be summer students from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Perched at the top of the town, this is a well kept, and well visited attraction. visited on Canada Day so it was all very good.

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Additional Information about Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

Address: Address: 5425 Sackville Street | P.O. Box 9080, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-426-5080
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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