The Halifax Citadel was declared a National Historic Site in 1952. Today its restored walls welcome all who wish to learn about defining moments in Canadian history.

Site history

Step back in time to 1749 and learn about the four fortifications that have been built on this site. Today, the Halifax Citadel is among the nation’s most significant and beloved historic sites, carefully restored to its Victorian-era glory.

Designation information

The Halifax Citadel was declared a National Historic Site in 1952.

People of significance

During the First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945), civilians and those in the armed forces played a crucial role in protecting and building their communities and Canada. Discover the remarkable stories of these local "hometown heroes".