There is an inner and outer ring of high walls, and then some large buildings in the interior courtyard.
The guard on duty at the front gate stood at attention for the entire shift, however the ones inside were more at ease, and gave us explanations of what was going on, and what it was like to be a soldier in the 78th Highlanders in the 1800's. Each of the restored rooms in the Fort was manned by one or more re-enactors.
There was even a school room where soldiers could advance their education while posted to the Fort. This soldier is demonstrating an early slide projector, which works just like my Kodak from many years later.
It was a cool, gray day when we were there, and I would imagine that winters here were not all that comfortable.
The gunpowder magazine looked like someplace you didn't want to be in for any longer than absolutely necessary.
The Army Museum was very nicely laid out, with great displays and a lot of information.
The Halifax Citadel was a great place to start our visit to the city, as we got not only a great view looking down on the city, but also a great overview of the history of Halifax, all the way back to its founding by the British in 1749 as a military base from which to counter the French in North America.
Click here to see more images of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and the Army Museum.
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