One of Halifax's military history heritage sites, the citadel
was built between 1828 and 1856 and is regarded as a fine example
of a bastioned fort of the 'smooth bore' era. It is built in a
star-shaped design and features vaulted rooms, a dry defensive
ditch, a musketry gallery and offers an inspiring view of Halifax
and its harbour from the ramparts. Visitors can watch an
audio-visual presentation about the defences of Halifax, and visit
the soldiers' library, barrack rooms, powder magazine and garrison
cell. The site also has exhibits about communications and the
engineering and construction of the citadel. Guides at the site
wear the uniform of soldiers of the Royal Artillery and the 78th
Highlanders of 1869 and conduct tours in English and French.
Parking costs C$3.15 per car.
Address: Citadel Hill Email: halifax.citadel @pc.gc.ca Telephone: (902) 426 5080 Opening Time: Daily 9am to 5pm (7 May to 30 June, September,
October); 9am to 6pm (July to August). From November to 7 May only
the grounds are open Admission: Peak season: C$11.70 (adults), C$10.05 (children);
Shoulder season: C$7.80 (adults), C$3.90 (children). Other
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