Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada

Currently Closed
  • Address: 5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9024265080
  • Ticket Price: 12 CAD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Nature

About Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada, Halifax

A great place to visit for history buffs, the Halifax Citadel is one of Canada’s most iconic historical monuments. The Citadel in its present form was completed in 1856. It was originally built in the 1700s by the British to defend the area’s major naval harbor. The impressive grounds and fortifications give visitors a chance to explore and important piece of Canada’s military history. The Citadel’s Army Museum exhibits soldiers’ uniforms and weapons. The Change of guard takes place every hour and is interesting to watch. Apart from the interesting buildings, the Citadel also puts on a spectacular show for visitors with re-enactments and actors in costume. And for those who want to experience the true life of a soldier in the mid-19th century, the Citadel conducts a “Become a Solider for a Day” program. There is also Coffee Bar and Regimental Shop for snacks and souvenirs.

Walk through the historic sites of Canada and have a rich understanding of this place. Although there are ticket prices for Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada, we offer you the advantage of knowledge as you buy tickets for Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada and experience history through the mouth of guide. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada Tickets will offer you a journey through history and heritage of Canada. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada prices offer you a deep understanding at affordable rates.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada Information

  • There is an on-site paid parking lot for up to 80 cars located inside the fort’s West Ditch.
  • The site is wheelchair accessible, including the ramparts, the Army Museum, most ground-level exhibits and the washrooms.
  • Halifax Citadel guided tour is 45-60 minutes in length and starts at the Information Centre.
  • Tours are offered throughout the day in both English and French.
  • Public ghost tours are offered Friday and Saturday evenings July 11-October 25, 2014. Additional tours available in September and October.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada Ticket Prices

  • June 1 to September 15: Adult - $ 11.70 CAD
  • May 7 to May 31 and September 16 to October 31: Adult- $ 7.80 CAD
  • June 1 to September 15: Senior- $ 10.05 CAD; Youth- $ 5.80 CAD; Family/Group- $ 29.4 CAD
  • May 7 to May 31 and September 16 to October 31: Senior - $ 6.55 CAD; Youth - $ 3.90 CAD; Family/Group - $ 19.60 CAD

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada Opening and Closing Hours

  • Ghost Tours - 8:30p.m.
  • November 1 to May 6 - The grounds and washrooms are open from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Ghost Tours and other pre-arranged services are available; however, visitor experience services are limited.

How To reach Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada by Public Transport

  • Cogswell St [Westbound] Before North Park St – Bus no. 6 & SP6.
  • Summer St Before Bell Rd (QEII Infirmary) Bus No – 20, 21, 23, 31, 32, 33 , 34, 53, 59, 68, 84, 85, 86.
  • Grand Parade on Barrington Street Bus no. 1, 7, 9, 10, 14, 21, 23, 53, 59, 68, 20, 41, 80, 81.

Restaurants Near Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada

  • Gio
  • The Wooden Monkey
  • Keg Steakhouse & Bar
  • Edna Restaurant

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Halifax before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Halifax and book an accommodation of your choice.

TripHobo Highlights for Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada

  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada is added 6.6K times in the itineraries created by TripHobo users
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Plan a Trip to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada using our free Halifax Trip Planner
  • Explore Halifax itineraries created by fellow travellers
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch

Things to Know Before Visiting Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada

  • 95% of people who visit Halifax include Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada in their plan

  • 66.95% of people start their Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

91.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada

People normally club together Halifax Harbor Ferry and Nova Scotia Museum Of Natural History while planning their visit to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada Map

Enable Map

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada Trips

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada, Halifax Reviews

Google+
  • I think this site is well worth going to. There are pretty good displays of the region's and the site's history. There are plenty of people around to share more information. And the views from the citadel are fantastic. The only thing to be aware of is that tourist season seems to kick off in mid to late May, so when I went there was a lot of construction/maintenance and several of the exhibits were closed. One other thing to note: it gets really windy up there! Dress warmly and I wouldn't advise wearing a hat!

  • You will spend hours here and enjoy every minute. When you see this place and think that this is how so many lived back in the day, your kids will freak! Very cool just to walk around everything, be sure to go up top to see how the defences were set up to protect. Maybe venture into the tunnel, scary! If you like history you will love it here. GO, I'd return time permitting. (Mega)

  • Halifax is full of history and this is one of the places that contributes to it. It has a great view of the city, has a large courtyard where you can walk around and get a feel of what life may have been like for soldiers defending the old city. Grab some food and come here to enjoy a sunny weekend morning.

  • If you have never been, this is a MUST! If history is your forte, then you will enjoy a full day here! The city views are fantastic! Inside the fort is amazing! Bring comfortable shoes as you will spend a lot of time walking! Parking is limited, wheelchair accessible.

  • Clean and well kept. The hill is big. I haven't been on the tour since I was a kid. I should try to make it this summer with the kids.

Read all reviews

All Questions

Halifax citadel national historic site of canada
    Simply click on Ask a Question to add question