Halifax Citadel National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax, Nova Scotia
5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
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May 6 to October 31, 2023, open daily (9 am - 5 pm). The grounds and open and limited services are available year-round.

In the heart of downtown Halifax, this strategic hilltop fort offers a commanding view of Halifax Harbour. Step back to 1749 and immerse yourself in the social and military history of Halifax with the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery. Learn about the changing roles of the fort and visit the Army Museum.


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

Fun Facts

  • Halifax was the principal naval station of the British Empire and played an important role in Canadian History.
  • The Halifax Citadel was the headquarters for the defense complex that protected Halifax and its naval base from various world wide threats.
  • The year-round, daily noon ceremonial firing of the Halifax Citadel’s 12-pounder gun is one of the most enduring and recognized symbols in Halifax’s history. It is considered one of the oldest continuing noon guns in the world.

Events At This Place

Canada Day Celebrations

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

1 July, 2023 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Freedom of the City with the 78th Highlanders

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

23 August, 2023 | Starts at 11:00 am

18th Century Revolutionary War Encampment, The Second Citadel in the Age of Revolution

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

16 - 17 September, 2023 | The Encampment runs Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm.

Remembrance Day Commemorations

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

11 November, 2023 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Victorian Christmas

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

25 - 26 November, 2023 | Event runs 12 noon to 4 pm both days.


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