Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
The Halifax Citadel was declared a National Historic Site in 1952. Today its restored walls welcome all who wish to learn about defining moments in Canadian history.
Step back in time to 1749 and learn about the four fortifications that have been built on this site. Today, the Halifax Citadel is among the nation’s most significant and beloved historic sites, carefully restored to its Victorian-era glory.
The Halifax Citadel was declared a National Historic Site in 1952.
People of significance
People from many different backgrounds helped to shape Halifax and Nova Scotia. Learn about their stories.
The Maroons left an enduring legacy in Nova Scotia, working from 1792-1800 to build the third citadel and Government house, and clearing woods for roads.
During the First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945), civilians and those in the armed forces played a crucial role in protecting and building their communities and Canada. Discover the remarkable stories of these local "hometown heroes".
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