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To sample historic Halifax, spend a few hours perusing the Historic Properties. Overlooking the harbor from its city-center locale, this neighborhood retains much of its original fin-de-siècle architecture. The historic buildings that once acted as shipping warehouses and privateers' headquarters now house the lively Harbourside Market, numerous boutiques, souvenir shops and several rowdy brewpubs.
The majority of Halifax visitors and residents say that this quaint neighborhood is a must-see for first-time tourists. As one Yelp.com user (a Halifax resident) says: "It's a total tourist draw, and one of the places that is absolutely required visiting … whether you're 'from here' or 'from away.'"
The Historic Properties Wharf is open all day, every day, although the shops and restaurants operate on their own schedules. You don't have to pay to peruse, but you might want to keep your wallet handy in case a souvenir catches your eye or your stomach starts to rumble. To learn more about what you'll find in the Historic Properties, visit the neighborhood's website.
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