Map of Halifax Citadel

This downloadable map (PDF 5.4 MB) shows the exhibits and attractions, facilities and services, and safety information at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Exhibits and attractions

    The Cavalier building

  1. Information Centre
  2. Army Museum Halifax Citadel
  3. A Harbour Worth Defending
  4. Barracks

  5. Gift Shop Regimental shop

    Coffee shop Coffee shop


    The grounds

  6. North Viewing Platform
  7. Warden of the North
  8. Seven-inch Rifled Guns
  9. Guard Room & Main Gate
  10. Engineer Store
  11. Orderly Room
  12. Tailor Shop
  13. Noon Gun
  14. Sally Port No 1 (Entry/Exit to Dry Ditch)
  15. Musketry Gallery
  16. South Ravelin
  17. Sally Port No 2 (Entry/Exit to Dry Ditch)
  18. Shaping the Hill
  19. Signal Post
  20. South Viewing Platform
  21. Expense Magazine
  22. Defence Casemates and Garrison Cells
  23. 32-pounder Gun Battery
  24. South Magazine
  25. School Room
  26. Fortress Halifax: A City Shaped by Conflict New Exhibit
  27. Storm the Beach D-Day Exhibit (Entrance)
  28. Path to Garrison Grounds & Additional Parking

Facilities and services

    Gift Shop Regimental shop

    Coffee shop Coffee shop


    Restrooms Washrooms


    Parking Parking

     Accessible parking

     First aid and security

    WiFi WiFi hotspot

For Your Safety

The Halifax Citadel is a 19th-century fortification with steep masonry walls surrounded by a ditch up to 9 metres deep.

To have a safe visit, please observe the following:

  • Please use North and South viewing platforms to enjoy the site’s most impressive views.
  • The top of all earthen walls, stone inner walls, and gun openings are “do not enter” spaces based on the high level of falling risk they present, especially when wet.
  • Watch out for low doorways, steep stairways, water gutters, and uneven ground and floors.
  • Site requires all young children to be under close adult supervision at all times