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“Interesting day out”

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 January 26, 2014

Great location, good views of Halifax and very informative. Great day out for adults and families with small children. Better to take babies in a carrier as parts of the Citadel are not accessable with a push chair. Gun salute demo is great!

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Don't miss this Halifax attraction, especially if you have young kids with you! We were able to use our Parks Canada Pass to enter for free and spend many hours enjoying this historical site! The gun salute demonstrations and the canon firing are both great fun to watch, as is the marching band. The history of the area is better understood through some of the stories shared by the terrific guides!

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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

What a nice surprise. I was not sure what to expect. From the outside, it does not look like much. Inside, we were able to see the workings of a citadel from the perspective of history. The exhibits are very well done. The canon blast at noon is fun. A great outing.

Thank WIsil
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

I'd been in Halifax 3 times before I came here and it was a mistake as it's a great location, wonderful history and fun to explore

Thank Raoul M
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

You won't go wrong going there. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the place. It is outstanding. Make it one of your stops.

Thank Larry S
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