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York Redoubt National Historic Site

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: Ferguson's Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Fantastic Place

There's no tours. No uniformed performers recreating the past. But this place has charm. There's a series of signs that do a good job of explaining the purpose and history of the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

There's no tours. No uniformed performers recreating the past. But this place has charm. There's a series of signs that do a good job of explaining the purpose and history of the redoubt. The site is only "open" seasonally. But it seems to be semi-accessible even in the off-season. You'll likely run into locals walking their dogs. The day we... More 

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Love coming here. Love the historical vibe it gives. Beautiful area. Always interesting to read the history and facts on the information maps. Great place for kids and family pets.

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

I cant comment on ever coming here when it was open in prime season. But this is our go to spot to take my son and his friends for a nerf battle in the spring. And what could be a better back drop. Lots of cool historic buildings and equipment to look at and learn about with beautiful views while... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Just happened across this site and so glad we stopped. Visit the site and explore the grounds, see battle guns, cannons, and empty battle ready rooms. No admission and easy to get around. Wonderful views of Halifax Harbour too!

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1 Thank PMFHalifax
Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

come here for a great view over harbor and the islands and hike the various trails. For those more interested in the history there are tunnels, cannons, bunkers etc. (museum is only open during the summer months)

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

It was good to go and show some history to my daughter. This was not in prime season, so not a lot was going on there when we visited.

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Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

A visit to York Redoubt is a great stop on any Halifax trip. The views from the old fort are beautiful and there are great walking paths near the grounds. There are posts explaining the history of the fort, and in the summer you can still explore inside some of the old buildings.

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1 Thank MLShay
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

If you like you hike and explore an old as halifax fortress then this is one,Wear sturdy shoes and explore ,Bring a flash light to see better in the tunnels,If you can down load a map do it,Don,t forget to explore the outer edge (outside the fortress).Please by cautious many bunkers are 200 years old,The admission is free,you can take... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

In the over fifty years I have lived in Halifax I have lost count of the number of times I have been at York ReDoubt. In the past it was to take my children and grandchildren. What a great place for children to explore and do things like picking blue berries or wild flowers. This time I had my visitors... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

An interesting place to visit at any time of the year. Great for walking and exploring. Interesting tunnels and old gun emplacements.

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