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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
Ranked #8 of 153 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 November 2013

This is must see location in Halifax to get a feel of the history of this city. You feel like you have stepped back in time. Use a CAA or AAA card for a discount.

Thank willyyd
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This isn't a bad place to visit if you are in Halifax. You get a great view of the city, as well as learn the history of the Citadel from one of the knowledgeable staffs. The kids had fun rolling down the hill and posing with the soldiers.

Thank Jasperbear123
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Last year we heard about the Victorian Christmas and thought we would check it out. We loved it!! There is crafts, letters to Santa with quill pens, Father Christmas, dressup in clothes from the times, music, etc. I loved seeing all the people dressed in Victorian clothes.
If you check this out next year. Admission is a donation to Feed NS.

Thank LCWalsh
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Citadel has been well taken care of. Army Museum has a lot of items donated by Military Families from the area.

Thank ChrisB154976
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We visited the Citadel on our last trip to Halifax. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area and touring the buildings and tunnels. The view of the town and harbour from the fort wall is worth the entry fee. We went back a second time to take in the Ghost Tour. I think we got one of the weaker tour guides (i.e. monotone and unenthused), as the other groups that evening had a much more entertaining tour.

Thank Gypsy_Adventure1
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