Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (also referred to as Fort George) was originally built in 1749 to protect Halifax Harbour and the Royal Navy Dockyard in Halifax, NS from its enemies. Today, the "star-shaped" fort is a popular attraction in Nova Scotia complimented by actors representing the 78th Highland Regiment.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site adventures, and activities most enjoyed sightseeing, walking, acting, drumming, and learning history.
It is an opportunity to explore one of Atlantic Canada's most infamous forts. Make an effort to watch the changing of the guard every hour, hear about the ghost stories, become a soldier for a day, and stick around for the "firing of the gun" (May to November).
The more important features, amenities and services located in and around Halifax Citadel National Historic Site includes guided tours, exhibits, actors, audio-visual presentations, washrooms, "Army Museum", gift shop, school of piping and drumming, family programs, event facilities and a cafeteria.