Facilities and services

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site


The grounds, main floor of the Cavalier Building, Army Museum, most of the exhibits, and washrooms are all wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchairs and walkers are available in the Visitor Information Centre.

Open captioning

A Harbour Worth Defending (Film) has open captioning.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome, in the company of their handlers. Please keep service animals on a leash or harness during your visit.

Army Museum

The Army Museum is located on the second floor of the Cavalier Building.

Coffee Bar

Stop in for refreshments or a light meal in the Coffee Bar next to the historic Soldiers’ Library. Choose to take your lunch out and find your Perfect Picnic place within the walls of the fort or on the grassy hillside. No pre-ordering required. More information

Electric vehicle charging stations
Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations

Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Located in the parking lot. Consult PlugShare for more details


Elevator to ramparts

There is a self-service elevator located behind the Cavalier Building near the back entrance/exit. Use this elevator to visit upper level attractions.

Cavalier building elevator

There is an elevator located on the main floor inside the Visitor Information Centre. Use this elevator to access the Army Museum located on the second floor.


There are two entrance/exits into the Halifax Citadel:

The front entrance/exit is located on Southeast portion of the Citadel facing the Old Town Clock and Brunswick Street.

The back entrance/exit is located on west side of the Citadel facing Ahern Avenue and Bell Road.

First Aid

First aid is located across from the Cavalier Building near the front entrance/exit.

Meeting and event rental spaces

The Halifax Citadel can accommodate a variety of gatherings year-round: business meetings, galas, weddings, concerts, receptions, photography, even product launches or retirement luncheons. More information


Cost: See prices

Parking is accessible from the back entrance/exit and located in the ditch or lower level of the Halifax Citadel.

There is an on-site paid parking lot for up to 80 cars located inside the fort’s West Ditch.

Buses and RVs

There are designated areas for tour buses and recreational vehicles.

Accessible parking

Accessible parking is located at the front entrance/exit near the front entrance kiosk.

Regimental Shop

Find historical souvenirs and locally sourced gifts at the Regimental Shop, located on the ground floor of the Cavalier Building. More information


Security is located across from the Cavalier Building near the front entrance/exit.


Washrooms are located across from the Cavalier Building near the front entrance/exit.

Wi-Fi hotspot

Wif-Fi is available on the Parade Grounds within the walls of the Halifax Citadel.


This map shows the locations of exhibits and attractions and facilities and services like washrooms, First Aid, and the gift shop.

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Map of Halifax Citadel


Facilities and services

entrance and exit Entrance/Exit

restrooms Washrooms

elevator Elevator to ramparts

parking Parking

accessible parking Accessible parking

first aid First aid and security

WiFi Wi-Fi hotspot

In the Cavalier Building

Gift Shop Regimental Shop

Coffee Bar Coffee Bar and Soldiers' Library

Elevator Cavalier building elevator

Exhibits and attractions

Cavalier Building

1. Information Centre

2. The Army Museum

3. A Harbour Worth Defending

4. Barracks

The grounds

The fort has three levels:

  • Dry ditch level
  • Parade Square level (ground level)
  • Ramparts level

5. North Viewing Platform

6. Warden of the North

7. Seven-inch Rifled Guns

8. Guard Room & Main Gate

9. Engineer Store

10. Orderly Room

11. Tailor Shop

12. Noon Gun

13. Sally Port No. 1 (Entry/Exit to Dry Ditch)

14. Musketry Gallery

15. South Ravelin

16. Sally Port No. 2 (Entry/Exit to Dry Ditch)

17. Shaping the Hill

18. Signal Post

19. South Viewing Platform

20. Expense Magazine

21. Defence Casemates and Garrison Cells

22. 32-pounder Gun Battery

23. South Magazine

24. School Room

25. Fortress Halifax: A City Shaped by Conflict (New Exhibit)

26. Storm the Beach D-Day Exhibit

27. Path to Garrison Grounds and additional parking

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