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Watch history come to life! Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a restored British army masonry fortification from the mid-Victorian era and learn about the history of the Halifax Citadel and the soldiers and soldiers’ families who called the fort home.

Please contact us at (902) 426-1990 or [email protected] to discuss details and make a booking!

Expedition Citadel

An interactive 90-minute program that includes a guided site tour and a hunt for an ‘enemy spy’! Students will interact with interpreters portraying a variety of roles and positions during the program. Content varies for grade level; please specify Level 1 (Primary to Grade 3), Level 2 (Grades 4-6), or Level 3 (Grades 7-9). Booking in advance is required.

Cost: See prices

Citadel School Tour

A 60-minute guided tour for your group, led by a 78th Highlander, Royal Artillery gunner, or soldier’s wife. Suitable for all ages and grade levels. Booking in advance is required.

Cost: See prices

Self-Guided School Visit

Visit the Halifax Citadel at your own pace, with no enhanced programming or guide. Xplorer booklets are available for children ages 6-12 (please inquire at time of booking). Booking in advance is required.

Cost: Free

Please note that the free public tour of the Halifax Citadel is not available to school groups on self-guided visits.



All donations received are used to bring history to life at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, by hiring young men and women to portray the British Garrison in Halifax at the time of our nation's birth.