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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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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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Citadel Tour

Enjoyed our tour of the Citadel . A lot of interesting information available and an excellent short movie presentation on Halifax Explosion. Being off season it was easy to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our tour of the Citadel . A lot of interesting information available and an excellent short movie presentation on Halifax Explosion. Being off season it was easy to see everything and it was a beautiful day on the hill! A worthwhile lesson in our Canadian history .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My family and I recently visited the Citadel. As we were on a private tour we did not actually walk up the citadel but drove up it. Walking up is not for the unfit or fainthearted. It is quite a large incline however most could manage it as long as they pace themselves. To go up the citadel itself is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate enough to visit this attraction and spend some time there as a couple friends were getting married on top of the hill. It is a really cool place to walk around and there is a lot of history involved. I didn't have to pay anything to get in and walk around, and there were no shops that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Although it's a major hill, it's certainly worth it. We didn't go inside the Citadel itself this time, but we did climb up and overlook the harbour. Great to see where the buildings still exist, where the explosion happened and the repercussions and try to imagine what running up that hill in full armour must have felt like!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed Very reasonably priced about $5 U.S. PP The guide was very knowledgable and entertaining Great views of the city First stop so you can get your bearing Great city thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

As other visitors have stated, it is well worth the time and money. An excellent place to visit. The staff were great also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

If you are into military history or just a history buff of any sort, this very impressive fort should be on your Halifax to do list. From the top of the fortress walls you can see how the commanding view of Halifax Harbour would give the long ago defenders of the City a distinct edge. An entertaining tattoo is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went with a couple of friends for the weekend at Halifax and we stopped at this spot to visit, we had a good time and loved the place. Highly recommend ton visit.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The view and learning a bit more about the history of the train derailment in Halifax. Watching person excecise and enjoying the scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What an amazing place to visit, we definitely recommend the tour as they give you lots of information on the Halifax Citadel, well worth visiting and lots to see

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