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The Second Citadel in the age of Revolution Encampment
September 17 & 18

Members of various Maritime living history groups will again set up a military camp in the Citadel’s south ditch depicting British and Loyalist troops from the period of the American Revolution. Details of camp life, camp cooking, washing, everyday tasks, blacksmithing and children’s games will be featured and on Saturday afternoon a mock battle will take place on the slope of Citadel Hill. The Encampment opens Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Dare to be scared - Ghost Walks at the Citadel are back!

Join a spirited tour of Halifax’s historic fort after dark and discover the haunted secrets and fascinating history of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. What about these stories of ghostly apparitions reported by visitors and staff? Are they fact or scary fiction? Wander by candlelight along the fort’s ramparts, dungeons and dimly lit passageways in this thrilling and one of a kind haunting experience. Tours are approximately 70 minutes long and are available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 8:30 pm and go until October 29th.

***Please note there will be no Ghost Tour on September 2, 10, and 22, due to coinciding activities.***

Meet at the front gate. Private Group Tours are also available. Fees are $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors (65+), $8 for youth (6-16) and $35 for a family.

For more detailed information, click here or call 902-426-1990. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.


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image: WWI-era trench

Through special exhibits and events, Parks Canada invites Canadians to learn more about the World Wars and the crucial role civilians and those in the armed forces played in protecting and building their communities and thus Canada as a whole. » Commemorating the World Wars


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