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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
(902) 426-5080
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/halifax
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A national historic site of Canada, the Halifax Citadel is a gateway to a bygone era. Enter and you will discover the important role it has played in the birth of this city and in ... Read more
the development of a nation. Restored facilities combine with modern exhibits to showcase why this fort holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Canada was celebrating an important birthday the year we visited so the Halifax Citadel happened to be free. We're lucky it was because we might have otherwise not felt inclined to visit. To visit Halifax without visiting the Citadel, even at the affordable $11.70 fee, would be a shame. It's a great place to spend several hours, as there's plenty to explore, a rich museum that explains a lot about Halifax history, and even a cafe and gift shop for some relaxation. The people who work here are great, and many of them stay in character. A must-visit attraction in Halifax.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Very interesting historical site. You should take a (free) guided tour and then check out the military museum, which has artifacts from various wars and conflicts. The site also provides nice views of the city, which is why the location was chosen.

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Pittsford (town), New York

Walkable from the port (mostly up) the Citadel has uniformed actors who represent the Highland Scots regiment stationed there. Displays of drill etc. will keep all ages interested. Be there at noon when they fire a cannon. Nice views of the port.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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A national historic site of Canada, the Halifax Citadel is a gateway to a bygone era. Enter and you will discover the important role it has played in the birth of this city and in the development of a nation.

Restored facilities combine with modern exhibits to showcase why this fort holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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