Citadel Hill National Historic Site
Lively two-hour tours depart from the Old Town Clock and are filled with local gossip, pirate tales and ghost stories. Walking tours are...
Halifax Town Clock
Atop Citadel Hill, Halifax's Palladian-styled town clock looks like it would be more at home in a Venetian lane, but has been faithfully...
Museum of Natural History
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Halifax's premier multipurpose indoor arena is smack-bang in the heart of downtown. The biggest matches, games and concerts to come to...
Annie's Place Cafe
A slice of small town in the heart of Halifax, Annie welcomes you in and cooks up a hearty breakfast, including freshly baked bread and...
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Citadel Hill National Historic Site information
Canada's most visited national historic site, the huge and arguably spooky Citadel is a star-shaped fort atop Halifax's central hill. Construction began in 1749 with the founding of Halifax; this version of the Citadel is the fourth, built from 1818 to 1861. Guided tours explain the fort's shape and history. The grounds inside the fort are open year-round, with free admission when the exhibits are closed.
From November to May, while the grounds remain open, visitor experience services are limited.