Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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The Halifax Citadel is one of the most popular attractions in Canada. The citadel that stands today on the aptly named Citadel Hill is actually the fourth fort to sit on the site. The first citadel on the site was constructed in 1749, although it was not in the form of the citadel we see today. The current star-shaped fort was built in 1856 and took 28 years to complete. In its history, the citadel never suffered an attack and today many of the original 1856 features are still preserved today. A visit to the Army Museum includes watching 'The Tides of History', and experiencing the day-to-day life of a soldier or his wife in the mid-Victorian era. Concerts are sometimes played at the garrison grounds here.

Location:  5425 Sackville Street

Business hours:  Jan-May - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., May-Jun - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Jul-Aug - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sep-Oct - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Nov-Dec - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.