Ghost tour: Dare to be scared
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Reserve your spot on a public or private guided ghost tour of the Halifax Citadel at night. Explore the dark shadows of the historic 19th century British fort by candlelight with an engaging tour guide in full period uniform.
Dare to be Scared at the Halifax Citadel
The Citadel gate swings open to reveal a tour guide in full period uniform standing on the drawbridge holding a glowing lantern aloft in the deepening twilight. He silently beckons for you to follow him across the drawbridge, through the arched stone gate and into the darkness of the fourth fortification to stand on Citadel Hill since 1749.
You stay close to your guide, descending by candlelight through dimly lit passageways toward shadowy inner chambers. Breathlessly anticipating what sinister apparition might lurk around each corner, you pass through ditches, along cobblestone alleys and over eerie ramparts. Then descend into dark tunnels toward prison cells that once housed hapless soldiers convicted of minor offences.
You’re on a nocturnal journey into the haunted history of Halifax Citadel that recounts many a ghost story, tales of the unexplained, and all recounted in chilling detail.
Dates and times
Private tours: Available year-round, except on a few special event days, and depending on winter weather conditions
Public tours: Available on select dates and times in summer and fall
Upcoming public tours
For upcoming dates and availability, please check eventbrite, or call 902-426-1990.
Maximum: 25 people
Public tours: Available in English only
Private tours: Available in English or French
Reservations and payment
How to book
Public tours: Purchase tickets through the Eventbrite website
Private tours: Registration is required a minimum of 48 hours in advance
Contact The Halifax Citadel Society:
- 902-426-1990, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Cancellation is required a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Please contact The Halifax Citadel Society.
Suitable for small groups and FIT (Fully Independent Travelers)
Facilities and services
Motorcoach parking available
Washrooms on site
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