Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax

#1 of 208 in Museums in Nova Scotia
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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  • Beautiful view as we ran to the top and looked out over the city. It wasn’t open for tours this time of year but still a nice visit.  more »
  • Depending on what side of history your family falls on, the historical Citadel Hill in Halifax (K’jipuktuk) Nova Scotia, is important to the Mi’kmaq, Acadian/French and especially peoples of British.....  more »
  • 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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