Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax

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Step back in time at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, a 250-year-old hilltop fortification overlooking the city. Learn about thecitadel's rich military history by taking a guided tour and observing costumed re-enactments. You can even find out what it was like working in the fort with the "Soldier for a Day" activity, which involves donning a uniform and taking part in drills. Fire authentic rifles of the time, and take ghostly night tours. After absorbing so much history, take a moment to refresh in the coffee bar, or peruse the gift shop. Plan to visit Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Halifax attractions using our Halifax tour planning site .
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  • The citadel was build on a light house as a naval port in 1749. It has the typical shape of all citadels. It has a museum with historical information.  more »
  • Great displays of the early English colonization of the Halifax area. Try to make it for the noon Cannon fire.  more »
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  • We had an absolutely amazing time at the Halifax Citadel. The staff was amazing! Patient and willing to field all questions. Fabulous displays. My favourite part was the pipes and drumming demonstration. Beautiful view from just about everywhere. Very easy to find with parking available for a nominal fee. Ask them about their children's programming.
  • Excellent place to learn and experience history! This was one of the last stationary defense ever built and as such is the architectural culmination of all fortress-type buildings preceding it. The site is very well preserved and that combined with the re-enactors its like being taken back in time. Be sure to plan enough time to walk the grounds and walls as well as watch the demonstrations and changing of the guard. You won't regret it!
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