Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Nova Scotia

Fortified the same year the city was founded, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site [5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada] has defended the area for hundreds of years.

The fort has seen many changes throughout the centuries and is currently restored to the Victorian Period.

Watch the 78th Highland Regiment demonstrate drills.

Listen to the pipe band. Get ready for the noon gun. See the changing of the sentry every hour at the front gate. History comes alive at the fort. Peruse the Army Museums collection of weapons and uniforms. Enter the barracks, tailor shop, or school within the walls. Climb up on the ramparts and size up the cannons.

The views across the fort and the city are phenomenal from up here.

There are great programs such as ghost tours and the chance to ‘become a soldier for a day’. While parking is paid, you can enter the fort for free in 2017 during the celebration of Canada Year.

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