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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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.

Notes from "Culinary Delights – Historic Places Days 2024"

One of the daily aspects in the life of a soldier included alcohol, and this is certainly evident at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Be prepared to be amazed at what’s on offer as you get the opportunity to sample three types of spirits, served to you by a 78th Highlander. Find your favourite- the Noon Gun Gin, Granite & Grain Whiskey, or Daily Ration Rum, all aged in oak barrels and stored on-site at the citadel and paired with delicious artisanal cheeses on this tour. 


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

Fun Facts

  • There is so much to tell about the Halifax Citadel. Some of the stories take us into the daily lives of the soldiers who lived there. Others allow us to understand the importance of this place in Canadian history. Discover more about this place, an important part of the Halifax Defence Complex.
  • 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

Remembrance Day Commemorations

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

11 November, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
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Are you planning on doing some exploring this Historic Places Day? Make sure to take advantage of what Parks Canada has to offer at the following places! These “Culinary Delights” will add an extra dimension to your visit. Whether it’s simple fare like Bannock, or something more extravagant like French pastries, you’ll find something for everyone. And remember, wherever you visit, the tasty experience is always linked to the history of the site. Please note, some programming is at an additional cost to regular admission.

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