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“History beautifully preserved in time”

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
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$47.64*
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Halifax City Tour
Ranked #3 of 143 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 14, 2012

We happened to visit he Citadel on the weekend when it wasn't open; however, you are still able to walk the compound freely. We were amazed at how well preserved this site is and can't wait to visit again when it is open and we can take advantage of the museum and historical re-enactments. Great views of the city and easy to get to. A little difficult to get to interior with young children and a stroller. There may have been elevator access in one of the other entries but we did not go during open hours. Also, strollers are not allowed on top of catwalk and navigating with young children is difficult. Bring jackets, hats and gloves if going in the late fall, early winter - it get's very windy at the top of Halifax!

Thank KR_Packwood
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Fantastic views of the city, a great military war museum, amazing demonstrations of life at the time of construction, and a chance to hear cannons fire and observe rapid musket fire!

Thank Nigel G
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

On top of the Citadel Hill, what a great view of the city and what a lesson in History.
Too bad Parks Canada is cutting back...

Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a "Don't Miss" when you go to Halifax. Amazing views from the top of the hill overlooking the city and the sea. Seems like more pagentry on Saturdays, the cannon boomed at noon....but the museum itself is excellent too!

Thank Rindge6
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Halifax Titantic Historical Tours got us here in time for the noon firing of the cannon and the changing of the guard. It was so impressive and such a beautiful view of the harbor.

Thank phil162tn
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