Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is a symbol of Halifax’s role as a principal naval station in the British Empire, which was completed in 1856 and is the fourth in a series of forts on the site. Visitors can tour the impressive star-shaped masonry structure with a defensive ditch, earthen ramparts, musketry gallery, powder magazine, and garrison cells. Visitors can see various exhibits, period-style rooms, and tour the Army Museum; view a spectacular sight and sound theatre presentation; and enjoy the Citadel’s living history program where mid-Victorian Halifax (1869) comes to life. Experience the pageantry of the 78th Highlanders, music, performances, guided tours, and one of the oldest continuous noon guns in the world. The Coffee Bar offers refreshments, as well as a variety of home-style baking and light meals available during the day. The Regimental Shop offers unique shopping for our visitors who wish to take home a souvenir of their visit to Halifax Citadel. Bus Tours are welcome. Open May 7 – Oct 31, 9:00am until 5:00pm (until 6:00pm in July and August); Grounds open all year-round. MasterCard, Visa and Direct Debit are accepted.
Facilities / Services
- Bus tours
- Gift shop
- Wheelchair accessible
- Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
Date details/Hours of operation
9am–5pm (to 6pm Jul 1–Aug 31); grounds open year-round.
Details: Admission charged.