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Enlist with the 78th Highlanders at the Halifax Citadel

Downtown Halifax
1.5 hours
$7.30 CAD Per Person

About This Experience

A Soldier’s Life

Calling all kids! From drills to drums – experience what it was like to be a soldier inside this 19th-century fort!

Atten-SHUN! As a new recruit, you’ll sign your enlistment papers, don your uniform and report for duty. There’s a lot to learn to become a soldier.

First up: foot drills. But don’t fall out of formation – the drill sergeant is always watching. Now that you can march, report to the drum-major and see if you can learn a marching beat or two.

After that, it’s off to the signal post to send a coded message. There were no phones back then, so you’ll have to raise a flag as high as you can to get your message out.

Finally, stand up straight and line up for inspection…  At ease, soldier! You’ve made it.


Purchase at entry or reserve in advance. Call 902-426-1990 or email Payment upon arrival.

Things you should know

Daily Availability:Sunday - Saturday
HoursDaily at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM
Fee$7.30 per child (tax incl) + Regular Admission
Ages for Participation6-12 years old
RegistrationDeadline to register is 30 mins prior to start time
$7.30 CAD Per Person
Downtown Halifax
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