The two-storey neo-classical Admiralty House located on the Stadacona site of CFB Halifax was built in the early 1800s and served as the residence of the Commander in Chief of the Royal Navy’s North American Station 1819-1904. The historical significance of the site has been described as its traditional association with the Royal Navy. In 1904 the stone structure was acquired by the Canadian Government for use of its military forces in Halifax and since that time it has served a number of functions, including an officers mess.
Today, Admiralty House serves as the Naval Museum of Halifax (formerly the Maritime Command Museum) with an extensive collection of reference materials, artifacts and exhibits tracing the Royal Navy’s presence in Halifax to the 1750s and the formation and operations of the Royal Canadian Navy in war and peace from 1910 to the present. It was designated a National Historic Site.
Naval Museum Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.