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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada
+1 902-426-5080
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An excellent day out with an educational flavour that is fun and not dry and stuffy

We knew this was one place we anted to visit in Halifax and we weren't disappointed despite the... read more

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Great spot to learn about Halifax. I could spend the whole day here. Even though I have been there... read more

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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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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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Reviewed today

We knew this was one place we anted to visit in Halifax and we weren't disappointed despite the weather doing its utmost to scupper a good day. 14 June and the day was grey, misty, cold with a heavy drizzle but at least it wasn't...More

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Reviewed today

Great spot to learn about Halifax. I could spend the whole day here. Even though I have been there before I always go back

Thank Kimberley C
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We enjoyed our visit but signage for coming in was not good. Went around twice befire figuring out where to park and even then we went in the exit. Lots to see and staff was very informative. Eatly in the season so lots seemed to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the guide tour. It's so much better than wandering off by yourself. And try to be there over a noon hour, as the gun is fired every day at noon. Something to see. And if you have kids along there are several programs offered...More

Thank J0hn_C789
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a guided tour (highly recommend) rather than walking around on our own. We chose to ‘walk’ up the hill (we’re 65), rather than driving and parking at the top. It was quite a walk, but managed fine and were rewarded with an amazing...More

Thank Debra H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of walking and on gravel. You will see where the military stayed and what they did. Great views. Great admission pride (free).

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fascinating! Wonderful Canadian Military Museum . We spent a couple of hours at the Citadel and loved it. Great views of the city as well

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This went above and beyond my expectations for this attraction. The staff at the front door, the parking man was very friendly and super wonderful to talk too. Also some of the staff were retired veterans. Located on a hill in the downtown of Halifax...More

Thank ManitobaNic
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked here from the Public Gardens and decided to go in. We came at a good time, as at noon they fire the canon. This only happens once a day at noon. There is a military museum as well and they do have guided...More

Thank Ree R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yes, this is worth a visit! It’s history! We got to the area near the end of the day so we were a small group and it was not super crowded. The tour guide was funny and did his job very well! Unfortunately the gift...More

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Heather S
19 March 2018|
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Response from Alf M | Reviewed this property |
There are many public parking lots around the citadel, This one is monitored. Halifax Infirmary Summer Street Entrance - QEII, Lot 3 1796 Summer St Halifax County Halifax, NS NS B3H 3A7
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Response from Jonathan K | Reviewed this property |
at least 2 hours. we could've stayed longer but had other stops to make.
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martijewel
15 May 2017|
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Response from T3544JRjenniferb | Reviewed this property |
Hello Yes dog are allowed as long as on a leash, they just are not allowed in the buildings. Hope this helps and have an amazing time while you explore.
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