Halifax Citadel National Historic Site - Historic Places Day

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type
Military
Address
5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
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Hours
May 7 to June 30: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily | July 1 to August 31: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Daily | September 1 to October 31: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily | November 1 to May 6: Grounds accessible 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with limited visitor services
Phone
902-426-5080

Some Parks Canada Places have begun a safe, gradual reopening and resumption of limited visitor services. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. For more details regarding hours of operation contact the site directly. For more information regarding Parks Canada and Covid-19, visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/securite-safety/covid-19-info

It’s obvious why this strategic hilltop location with a commanding view of the Halifax harbour was chosen in 1749 for the fort destined to protect the city. The Halifax Citadel’s star shaped architecture is equally as impressive from the inside and out. Step back in time with the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery to learn what it was like for the soldiers and their families to live and work in this historic fort. Learn what roles the fort and its inhabitants played over time.

Halifax Citadel is a part of the Halifax Defence Complex and serves as the main anchor site for visitors to learn more about these treasured sites. British and Canadian military forces built many forts and batteries over the years to protect Halifax and its harbour. Five of these fortifications, known as the Halifax Defence Complex, are national historic sites owned and operated by Parks Canada. These sites are being preserved and maintained for current and future generations to discover.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Location

5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
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