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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
Ranked #10 of 148 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 July 4, 2013

If you love history or want to see a great view of Halifax, go see this. Easily seen in under 2 hours, this is a great site to get the feel of what it was like many years ago. They shoot the cannon at noon...cover your ears!

1  Thank Angierobrts
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

it was great place to walk around and see history right before your eyes yes it rained but still seen lots and learnt lots amazing grounds and how they were formed for protection amazing

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was our first visit to the Citadel. Very good experience. The military museum was a plus. Gave a different perspective of Halifax. The four-part AV presentation added to the experience.

Thank katherine_aerts
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Arrived in time for the regular guided tour that happens regularly. Great tour guide, lots of interesting information about the history of the Citadel. The museum was nice as well.

Thank Julia C
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Although early in the season when we visited there was a good sampling of displays open, a strong compliment of staff and interpretive re-enactors. We found this site far more interesting and engaging than Louisburg. The Canadian Army museum, located inside the Citadel, was a fascinating diversion as well.....which considering I wear the RCAF uniform says a lot.

1  Thank Bil_Derby
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