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Halifax City Hall Tours

Halifax City Hall
Halifax City Hall stands at the north end of the city’s historical Grand Parade, which dates back to when Halifax was founded in 1749. The building itself was constructed between 1887 and 1890, and it’s now one of the oldest public buildings in Nova Scotia. It’s also a National Historic Site of Canada.

Using a combination of sandstone and granite, the building’s architecture stands out from other nearby buildings. The defining feature, a seven-story clock tower, adds another connection to local history. While the south facing is set to the current time, the north-facing clock rests on 9:04 to commemorate the devastating 1917 Halifax Explosion. On December 6, 1917, the French cargo ship SS Mont-Blanc was loaded with wartime explosives when it collided with a Norwegian vessel in Halifax Harbour. When fire ignited the explosive cargo, it created what was then the largest man-made explosion in history and completely destroyed the Richmond District of the city.

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Halifax City Hall fronts Duke Street, between Barrington and Argyle. It is open daily, during business hours, except for weekends and holidays. 
Address: 1841 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Hours: Monday-Friday
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Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Are you planning a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia? Our Tourist Scavenger Hunt will take you from the public gardens to Halifax Harbor and its museums, by way of the Citadel! You will have to solve challenges at every stop along the way to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you.
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  • 2 to 3 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$34.92
per group
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US$34.92
per group
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Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

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This tour is about Halifax's Remarkable History including Titanic and Halifax Explosion Sites and the Stories and Miracles of these Two Historic Tragedies. Van and Full Size SUV are equipped with a microphone to the speaker system and the Van has a large tablet mounted to roof to show Guests Videos and Photos to enhance your Tour experience so you have a Memorable, Unique Tour of Historic Halifax
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$104.00
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US$104.00
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Halifax City Hall hours of operation?
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Halifax City Hall hours of operation: Monday-Friday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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