Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
In the heart of downtown Halifax, this strategic hilltop fort offers a commanding view of Halifax Harbour. Step back to 1749 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.
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Visiting Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Activities and experiences
Things to do, events, family and school programs, demonstrations, guided ghost tours, museum.
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Visitor passes and program fees. Free admission for youth.
Passes and permits
Discovery Pass. Film permits.
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About Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Culture and history
History, architecture, Hometown Heros, engineering, Halifax Defence Complex.
Stewardship and management
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General inquiries: 902-426-5080
Hours of operation
9 am to 5 pm
Services change with the seasons.
The grounds are open year-round.
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