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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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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Amazing Historic Site in an easy location in downtown Halifax

Learn the History of Canada. Costumed actors in Historically accurate uniforms. Beautiful scenery of Halifax, Halifax Harbour and Dartmouth.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn the History of Canada. Costumed actors in Historically accurate uniforms. Beautiful scenery of Halifax, Halifax Harbour and Dartmouth.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk back into history...so much to take in. Visiting the World One Battlefield trench is a must. Walking up and down this so realistic war experience pits you right there looking ice the top at the enemy only yards away! The museum is well laid out and stock full of first class exhibits. Walk through time and history of Halifax... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the Citadel stands on high ground, it had/has great views of the harbour and approaches. There are usually people in period costumes to help interpret the fortress, and the Noon gun is audible all around town, many times even over in Dartmouth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyday at noon except the Christmas day; the cannons are fired. So be around at that time to explore this place.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort from the British Military days. Very authentic, preserved and great demostrations including the noon day gun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fantastically lucky. We had planned to be at the Citadel in time for the Noon Gun, so we started up the hill about 11:30. On the way up, we met a very nice lady from Dartmouth who had come to see the annual "Freedom of the City" parade. She told us all about it. One day a year,... More 

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Truro, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a Birthday party for 10 seven year olds... 15 is maximum number and they loved it. Wonderful time exploring site and 'playing soldier'. Great option for young in Halifax.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An excellent night tour by lamplight. Enjoy a perfect mix of history and the supernatural with a very entertaining and informative guide. Highly recommended if you are looking for something different.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This is still one of my favourite spots in Halifax to visit. There is a commanding view of the area and the Halifax harbour when you stand on the fort walls - worth the price of admission. There are uniformed re-enactors available to ask questions of and there are displays explaining the history of the fort. The various parts of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Give yourself a good two hours plus to visit this site. Very little wind inside the fort so it can be hot a bit during a heat wave. Friendly interpreters but few actors during my second visit. Many rooms were empty with having to guess the story. Although admission price is more than fair.

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