Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Immerse yourself in the military history of Halifax

About this Experience
In the heart of downtown Halifax, this strategic hilltop fort offers a commanding view of Halifax Harbour. Step back to 1869 and immerse yourself in the social and military history of Halifax with the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery. Learn about the changing roles of the fort and visit the Army Museum.
There is so much to tell about the Halifax Citadel. Some of the stories take us into the daily lives of the soldiers who lived there. Others allow us to understand the importance of this place in Canadian history. Discover more about this place, an important part of the Halifax Defence Complex.
In 1951, the Halifax Citadel was transferred to Parks Canada for restoration. Over the following decades, teams of dedicated historians, archaeologists, engineers, architects, masons, and carpenters worked to return the Citadel to its original mid-nineteenth century appearance.

Does this Experience require advanced booking?
No, advanced booking is not required.

Hours of Operation
May 7 - October 31, 2024
Open daily 9am to 5pm

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3
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Arial video of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.Two friends, dressed in period clothing, take a selfie at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.