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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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+1 902-426-5080
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Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this...

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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One of Canada's best historical sites!

A wonderful piece of history here. A lot of walking though so not disabled friendly unless you have motorized equipment. I loved the period clothing and the information on the... read more

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful piece of history here. A lot of walking though so not disabled friendly unless you have motorized equipment. I loved the period clothing and the information on the tours. Staff was friendly and quite informative!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 250+ years old fort (Well, it was built, burnt down, rebuilt and maybe a third time)... but is period of 250 years ago. Overlooks the city, the harbor. Its a museum with hills and lunch for purchase and grassy hills for kyte flying with kids... good family fun or history buff fun.

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A terrific historical attraction in the middle of the city of Halifax. During 2017 get your free pass to the national parks and enjoy this throw back to life in the 1800's. Be sure you are on site at 1-:30 to be there for the firing of the noon gun. It's fired everyday but Christmas Day. Lots to do for... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool architecturally to see. Stoic and very much to the point. Place was deserted in winter, standing in the inner courtyard it probably felt same as 1887.... ... but alas Parks Canada has not done anything to cater to winter visitors to Halifax...no information boards, self guided tours, etc.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was closed when I was there and I STILL love it! The view of the city is magnificent, and the signage/displays tell something about the history of the area. I walked up from the Marriott, and it was a pleasant walk even in February. Although it was closed, I was able to appreciate the views, walked up to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As suggested by others on Trip Advisor we got a taxi first thing off of our ship. It is a very uphill walk so this was perfect. Our driver drove us past the pretty houses and the library which was of architectural interest. That only took about 15 minutes and I felt is was worth the time to do so.... More 

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Arviat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great historical recreations, and great views of the city in a great location. Highly recommended for history buffs, architecture fans, or any visitors wishing to get a taste of the past.

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Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for Canada day most recent but have been here lots it's a must see if your coming to Halifax

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Learn the History of Canada. Costumed actors in Historically accurate uniforms. Beautiful scenery of Halifax, Halifax Harbour and Dartmouth.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Walk back into history...so much to take in. Visiting the World One Battlefield trench is a must. Walking up and down this so realistic war experience pits you right there looking ice the top at the enemy only yards away! The museum is well laid out and stock full of first class exhibits. Walk through time and history of Halifax... More 

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