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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...more
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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada
All reviews at noon military museum re enactments cannon firing guided tour dressed in period canadian history living history national historic site great view of the city step back in time answer questions world war lots of history great place to visit great history few hours
Well preserved fort with museum areas, displays by the soldiers (or actors?) on duty in highland dress and extensive views over Halifax from the walls. The firing of the noon day gun and the crackle of rifle fire from time to time add to the...More
I visited today with my husband and was amazed at the history of the walled fortress with moat and drawbridge. A sentry in full uniform guards the main gate and rifle firing demonstrators are carried out several times each day. The main cannon is fired...More
While touring the area on a hop on hop off bus tour of the city, my husband wanted to stop at the Citadel so we did. It was well represented but not being a big fort enthusiast I could have just stayed on the bus....More
Halifax Citadel, completed in 1856, is the fourth fort built on this site overlooking Halifax. After several wars emphasized the strategic importance of Halifax, the British realized that the previous wooden forts were not sufficient to guard against potential threats to Halifax and Canada as...More
I think we chose the steepest hill to climb up to the citadel from the water's edge (we were on a cruise ship) but felt better for having done so once we got our breath back!
We were lucky and got there as they fired...More
A lot of history, great people to interact with inside, great exhibits which traversed a span of history. Clean, accessible for most areas. The changing of post at 4 pm was well worth the view from outside the front gate. (There is also a view...More
My husband and I visited the Halifax Citadel while vacationing in Nova Scotia. It was a beautiful day and nice to walk around the fort. You could see the city of Halifax from two points. We didn't get to hear any bagpipers, that would have...More
We did the Citadel Ghost Tour...a Friday evening in early October. Having been to many Parks Canada properties, it was hard to understand how they could be affiliated with anything this inferior. Complete wast of time. The presenter was unprepared & uninspired in the presentation...More
I visited the Citadel as a solo traveller.
I went on a free guided tour which was very informative and interesting, they have demonstrations throughout the day of shooting the rifles and the canon which goes off at noon. I would advise people to visit...More