Georges Island National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Georges Island National Historic Site

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Georges Island National Historic Site, Georges Island Road, Halifax, NS, Canada
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June 10 to June 25, 2023, open Saturday and Sunday (10 am - 3 pm) | June 29 to September 4, 2023, open Thursday to Monday (10 am - 3 pm) | The grounds are open year-round.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit this special gem located in the heart of Kjipuktuk, “The Great Harbour.” Enjoy scenic views from a new perspective and immerse yourself in the rich history of Halifax with a guided tour. New panels share more of the island’s past: see and hear stories of Acadians, Mi’kmaq, and lighthouse keeper families. Along with touring the underground tunnels, visitors can now also see inside the Married Officers’ Quarters.

The ferry to Georges Island is available for booking with Ambassatours, or plan to arrive as part of a guided kayak tour with Harbour Watercraft Tours.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

  • Georges Island’s strategic location in the heart of Halifax Harbour helped protect one of the key naval stations of the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Fort Charlotte was first built in 1798 by command of Prince Edward


Georges Island National Historic Site, Georges Island Road, Halifax, NS, Canada
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