The Halifax Citadel’s star-shaped architecture is equally impressive inside and out. Citadel Hill is a hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is in Canada. It is a National Historic Site. It’s easy to see why the fort that was built to protect Halifax in 1749 was put on this hilltop with a commanding view of the harbor. Learn what it was like for the soldiers and their families to live and work in this historic fort by going back in time with the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery. Find out what the fort and the people who lived there did over time. Image by Leslie Peach is licensed under CC BY 2.0.