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Old Town Clock Tours and Tickets

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As one of the most recognizable landmarks in Halifax’s historic core, the Old Town Clock gets its fair share of visitors. Ordered by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and then commander-in-chief of all military forces in British North America, the tower was built as a way to potentially resolve the unpunctuality of the local garrison. Completed in 1803, the three-tiered tower is built in the utmost classic Palladian style, with an irregular octagon tower built atop a one storey white clapboard building.

The clock –which, in true Roman fashion, shows the 4 as IIII and not IV for aesthetic symmetry- was constructed by House of Vulliamy, a respected Royal Clockmakers based in London. Although ancient, the clock is in excellent shape, having undergone several renovation works throughout the years, and is still in use to this day. In fact, it could be said that the Old Town Clock has been keeping the people of Halifax on time for the last two centuries! Because of its historical associations, the Halifax Town Clock is a Classified Federal Heritage Building.

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9am-5pm; until 6pm from July 1-Aug 31
Top of St George Street,Citadel Hill, Halifax
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Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

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Halifax is a city that is rich in history. Rather than wandering around alone, ensure you get the most out of your visit to Halifax by joining a small-group tour and exploring the city in the company of a guide who can fill you in on all the fascinating details, from the legacy of the Titanic to that of the Halifax Explosion.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

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Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you explore the Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport! On this 2.5 km tour, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork & statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include the Halifax Farmers Market, CSS Acadia, Halifax Cabling Wharf, Dockyard Clock & more! Don't just see the boardwalk, hear what it has to say! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

On this 5 km tour, as well as the churches, gardens and graveyards, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork and statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include Victoria Park, the Old Burying Ground, St. Mary's Basilica, the Halifax Citadel, the Old Town Clock and more! Don't just see Halifax, hear what it has to say! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Join tour guide Jeff as you discover one of the greatest tragedies in Canadian history. You'll not only see historical sites & landmarks, but hear the stories of survival & perseverance that surfaced during the 1917 Halifax Explosion. During the 5km tour you'll see the Memorial Bell Tower, Hydrostone District & various memorials, learn about the miracle of Ashpan Annie, the adventure of Billy Wells, the ensuing Tsunami & much more! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Old Town Clock hours of operation?
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Old Town Clock hours of operation: 9am-5pm; until 6pm from July 1-Aug 31. 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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Should I book Old Town Clock tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Old Town Clock can get crowded. 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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How much does it cost to visit Old Town Clock 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Old Town Clock costs USD 4.97. Guided Old Town Clock tours start around USD 4.97 per person.
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