Halifax History

Become a soldier for a day at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Downtown Halifax
3 hours
$199 CAD Per Person

About This Experience

Why just be told about what being part of the 78th Highlanders was like when you can actually experience it?

Thousands of British soliders served at the Halifax Citadel between 1749 and 1906 – now it’s your turn to impress. Get fitted for your uniform and kilt. March to the parade square to fall in line, practice drills, and learn how to fire your rifle or play a drum. Ready to enlist?

First, you’re off to the tailor to be fitted for your uniform, kilt and all. Once you look the part you’ll march to the parade square to fall in line, practice drills and learn how to fire your rifle. Afterward, you’ll return from your sentry post to the mess hall for light refreshments with your fellow soldiers.

This unique experience offers an authentic, unforgettable 3-hour long immersion into the life of a 19th century soldier. Enjoy it on your own, with a friend or as a family.

More pricing:

  • Adults (18+) $199
  • Children (8-15) $175
  • Couple/Group of 2 $250
  • Family Group of 3 $275
  • Family Group of 4 $300

What is Provided

Refreshments - tea or lemonade and a scone
Photo ops
Reproduction English shilling
Reproduction enlistment papers

Things you should know

Max Group Size4
AccessibilityAvailable in English and French
Daily Availability:Sunday - Saturday
Hours10AM-1PM / 2PM-5PM
A Canadian Signature ExperienceThis experience is part of Destination Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences collection, which shows the world the best that Canada has to offer.
ReserveBy email: bookings@halifaxcitadel.ca / By telephone: 902-426-1990

Registration, a minimum of 48 hours in advance, is required. The Halifax Citadel Orderly Room is open Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm. Maximum of four participants per session. Only participants aged 16 years and over can fire a rifle; younger participants, aged 8-15, will learn to play the British Army brass shell field drum.

$199 CAD Per Person
Downtown Halifax
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