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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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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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This is one of the best sites to visit in Halifax N.S.The museums are great with lots of information.you have a good view of the city & Halifax Har.The admission is well in line... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best sites to visit in Halifax N.S.The museums are great with lots of information.you have a good view of the city & Halifax Har.The admission is well in line with other sites.Very easy to spend a couple of hrs on the site.Would highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

The parking fee can be used fo the day allowing you to explore the downtown and waterfront on foot. The walk up and down the hill is not for the elderly or people with knee issues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is the second time visiting but the first time taking the tour. So glad we took the tour. The history of the fort is very interesting. Our tour guide was very knowledgable. Taking the tour does not cost any more. I love history and this is a good way to spend a couple of hours and learn some history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Can't believe this fort was constructed to fight any US incursions into Canada during the War of 1812 - but never used. Quite imposing structure, great location. The volunteers they have working there make it an enjoyable experience and the demonstrations felt real.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Make sure to get there the right time. Beautiful view of the city from there. I definitely recommand this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Really Halifax wouldn't exist without the harbor and this citadel. To really understand this city's history you must come to the Citadel. Make sure to take a walking tour - free. See the firing of the noon gun. There are a lot of exhibits to see about the history. I'd leave 2-3 hours.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Make sure you take your Parks Canada Pass to get in free. It is included. Go at noon to witness the canon firing! Was great to talk to the veteran at the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We spent hours at the citadel today. It far surpassed our expectations. We spent hours touring around. I would definitely recommend that everyone should visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is the original fort that the city was built around. I was born here and rode around the hill on my bike as a kid. It is an absolute treasure in the middle of our city that we sometimes drive by and take for granted. When you're here notice the town clock which was put in place by Prince... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A very cool place to go right in the middle of the city. We have not been here in several years and had some relatives in town so we did a tour. Interesting to learn all about it with a amazing view of the city, harbour. The summer is very busy here with lots of buses and other tours, but... More 

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Additional Information about Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

Address: 5425 Sackville Street, 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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