Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Halifax

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Must see · Military Museum · Historic Site
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Step back in time at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 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 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Halifax attractions using our Halifax tour planning site.
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  • This place was awesome. Too bad we weren't a month later when everything was open. Was there for the12:00pm canon. Then later seen a soldier fire is rifle. Was definitely worth it. 
    This place was awesome. Too bad we weren't a month later when everything was open. Was there for the12:00pm canon. Then later seen a soldier fire is rifle. Was definitely worth it.  more »
  • It is no wonder that no one wanted to try to attack Halifax by harbour. They wouldn't have stood a chance from the fortification here. You can see everything up and down the harbour and the... 
    It is no wonder that no one wanted to try to attack Halifax by harbour. They wouldn't have stood a chance from the fortification here. You can see everything up and down the harbour and the...  more »
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  • Great museum with tons of history. A decent walk from downtown, and climb up is very steep. Plan 2 hours or so at minimum since you can lose track of time reading up. They have some events every few minutes or so (change of station, etc.) The folks who work there are very informative and are happy to answer any questions. Don't miss the Noon Gun at 12pm.
  • SAW A BRITISH FLAG AND POGGED, FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRIES AM I RIGHT CHAT???

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