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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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As one of the primary tourist sites in Halifax we went there expecting to do a tour, take a few... read more

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Drenched in history for Canada. Young compared to a European city but amazing for Canada. Loved my... read more

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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...more
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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-426-5080
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So interesting! Really happy I was able to visit here. It was especially nice because it was Friday before Rememberance day. Our tour guy was amazing, he kept the attention of everyone! I believe it was last day of tour a chilly day too but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As one of the primary tourist sites in Halifax we went there expecting to do a tour, take a few photos and then leave. But no, as we arrived their were bagpipers and assorted other band members in street clothes marching in formation. We soon...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drenched in history for Canada. Young compared to a European city but amazing for Canada. Loved my walking around. Salty air. Amazing

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am an international student from Viet Nam studying in CBU and I got a chance to visit Halifax Citadel Hill Historic Site of Canada a few months ago with my close friends. It is an impressive landscape and worth a visit. The integration of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I visited Halifax as one day as part of a cruise. We found 3 areas of Halifax to enjoy and experience during that day - the harbour, the City Gardens and the Citadel - so it's achievable. The Citadel with its British...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic sight rich with historical exhibits about Halifax and the Canadian Military. The added bonus was today's special holiday programme and the special "Trench Warfare" exhibit from WWI.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing! The tour and the guide was great. We got to go in the stockade and the tunnel between the walls and hear all the stories that the commissioners had had about ghosts and weird phenomena. That it is a federal site and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a very cold and windy day in November. Quite a lot of the “exhibits” were being worked on so were closed off to the public. Still, a very neat place to visit and marvel at the work involved to build the fort...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attnded a special private event here. A bagpiper piped our group through the entry and across the courtyard, evoking the past and pageantry of long ago and bringing it into the present. Drafty and cold, the interior was lovely and clearly authentic. So glad...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nutmeg2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't go to Halifax and not visit the Citadel. Walk around the walls and visit the many museum and collections. They had built a WWI bunker complex exhibit and you could take photos with a Vickers heavy machine gun. Its an impressive place. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Neil P | Reviewed this property |
The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is open year-round, but our hours and services change with the seasons: May 7 to June 30 - 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 1 to August 31 - 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. September 1 to October 31... More
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Response from Alf M | Reviewed this property |
There are many public parking lots around the citadel, This one is monitored. Halifax Infirmary Summer Street Entrance - QEII, Lot 3 1796 Summer St Halifax County Halifax, NS NS B3H 3A7
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Jonathan K | Reviewed this property |
at least 2 hours. we could've stayed longer but had other stops to make.