Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax

4.6
Must see · Military Museum · Lookout
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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  • During our Princess Cruise’ “10-day Canada and New England” cruise aboard Caribbean Princess ship, we arrived at Halifax port. Instead of our ship’s guided shore excursions, we chose an independent...  more »
  • Visited the Halifax Citadel today. Managed by Parks Canada, it is worth the visit. Lots to see, lots to learn, staff members were very helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended!  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing! An abundance of amazing displays for WW1 and quality displays for other times as well. Really enjoyed visiting and exploring. The cafe had delicious food, the gift shop was very nice, and the history minded staff was knowledgeable and wonderful. The noon Canon fire was awesome and the bag pipes were played most of our visit! Fantastic experience.
  • This must be an interesting place for Canadian because of the historic background. There is so much to see and learn about Canadian history. The people running this place also put up many activities like shooting the musket to relive the history. The place is big and not much shelter so be wary of the sun during the summer. There is limited parking in the Citadel so be prepared to do some climbing if you park further away and allocate at least an hour or more to enjoy this place. The museum is a good place to avoid the hot sun.

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