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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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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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History and great views.

I was not particularly interested in the Canadian history, but the views were dramatic from all angles.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cos39
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Santa Monica, California

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Santa Monica, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was not particularly interested in the Canadian history, but the views were dramatic from all angles.

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a trip back in time - a scenic and informative one. As you stand at the Citadel, imagine the 100s of ships amassed in Halifax Harbour during WWII, awaiting departure to the European theatre...or what it must have been like more than a century before that, as Britain prepared for attacks by French or American forces...try to go there... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going back in time and observing how people lived and protected our important port city. Period costumes in abundance. Very knowledgeable staff. Great re-enactments.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is easy, the views from the fort of Halifax are great. Tours and activities going on. lots of things to see in the museum. Good value for the money.

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Zomergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the citadel on a sunny afternoon and just arrived when the guards were exchanged... after doing some of the exhibitions we joined a guided tour (we were only with 4) and our guide was very enthusiast and knowledgeable. The demonstrations with the canon inclusive the canon fire was impressive, but the shooting with only five guns was very... More 

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to this historic site in July 2015 was well worth the uphill walk from our hotel and a full morning spent taking tours and then walking and asking other stewards of this national treasure specific questions. While it took the British years to build the facility has actually never come under attack. The architecture of the design reveals... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a local Haligonian, i have always loved the Citadel,Once called Fort George,The top of the hill was lowered by the Marrons ,brought here from Jamica, It has a great musuem All military ,uniforms and weapons....the cannon is shot every day at noon in Halifax in Full uniform,There is a 250 foot well in one of the cassios that... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here, lots to look at with great views from the upper levels. Make sure you are there at 12pm to experience the cannon fire-well worth it. It's right in town so easy to get to, would recommend this a must see when in Halifax.

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Thank RodnJude
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are lucky to have one of security who volunteer to give us a tour in this winter season while they don't have,, place having Great historical memory & seated in Good view

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was told about the kids parties and celebrated my son's 7th here in September. Everyone was impressed! It was $150 plus tax for up to 15 kids. They were all dressed up in costume and has wooden guns. They were on a mission to capture the spy in the fort. Full tour and spy hints along the way. Once... More 

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