Old Town Clock

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Tanya v
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada9 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
I just love the history and old world charm of Halifax. I always wanted to check out the old town clock. It is visible from many vantage points all over the city. So on a recent visit very early one morning I took the time to head on over to investigate it up close. It sits at the top of Citadel Hill, the and has been keeping time for 200 years. The inner workings arrived in Halifax from London in 1803 after being ordered by Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent.
It gave me a warm feeling whenever i saw it in pictures and it didn't disappoint when I finally got to see it up close. I love the architecture of it and I could imagine people looking up at it to tell them the time a hundred years ago. I took many pictures from all angles. While in Halifax definitely take a walk by to check out this lovely old working clock. It is significant landmark that is worth the visit :)
Written April 13, 2013
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Patricia B
Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
Oct 2019
We saw this beautiful clock in the way to the military citadel. The taxi diver explained that it had survived the great explosion of 1917 and that it was meticulously maintained by clock experts.
Written October 14, 2019
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CeEmDee
North Wales, UK161 contributions
Oct 2019
Imposing building on a hill top. Worth the walk up to it to get a closer look and at the landscape/oceanscape beyond
Written October 13, 2019
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Micki R
Edmonton, Canada79 contributions
May 2013
Walking around the clock on the hill or just sitting on the grass watching Halifax below is a great way to relax in the summer.
Written May 10, 2013
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD1,993 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Sits right below the Citadel, recently remodeled, looks much nicer, always great views from the top of the hills that it sits on, unfortunately you can't go inside.
Written October 25, 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson17,288 contributions
Sep 2019
Prince Edward was a stickler for punctuality and ordered the clock built so that there would no longer be excuses for the tardiness of his troops. He was the Commander-in-Chief of all military forces in British North America, so in 1803 a clock was installed.

It keeps pretty accurate time (there may be a 5-minute wiggle-in-time here and there) but the only time it really stopped (outside of repairs) was when Halifax Harbor exploded in 1917. That was a very dark time in Halifax history.

The clock is wound twice a week by professional clock people who are able to balance the pulleys, gears, weights, etc. It's easily seen from the lower part of the city.
Written September 28, 2019
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Brad D
Drayton Valley, Canada19 contributions
Aug 2019
Unfortunately, the clock was under renovations when we arrived. It looked to be a wonderful historic feature and it was unfortunate that it was closed.
Written August 25, 2019
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GordHill
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada59 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
When you go to visit the Halifax Citadel, you will see the old clock tower directly below. You cannot miss seeing it as you come out of the Citadel and should definitely drop by.
Written June 16, 2019
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woodbridge49
Hanover, Canada230 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Hard to get a good picture of this site. It was full of scaffolding when we visited. Is close to the Citadel which was also undergoing restoration.
Written May 12, 2019
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1Piggy
Annapolis Royal, Canada39 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
The clock is located just below the Citadel Hill. If your on the harbour Hopper you will drive right by it.
Written June 25, 2018
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