Halifax Citadel

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax was founded in 1749, replacing Port Royal as the capital of Nova Scotia. The military base was one of the British Empire's four principal overseas naval stations in the 18th and 19th centuries. The present citadel, completed in 1856 is the fourth in the series of forts to occupy the site and is a fine example of a 19th century bastion fortification. Halifax Citadel was garrisoned until 1906 by the British Army.

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5M7
(902) 426-5080
(902) 426-4228

Hours of Operation

Open daily, year-round. May 7 through June 30, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.; July 1 through August 31, 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.; September 1 through October 31, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Grounds remain open November 1 through May 6, but no services are available.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
Government of Nova Scotia--Tourism
Visitor Experiences

Fort on Site
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Handicap Accessibility
Living History Presentation
Open Year Round
Visitors Center