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Carleton Martello Tower

Address: 454 Whipple Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
Phone Number: (506) 636 4011
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Saint John
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
33 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A neat little bit of history that is well preserved and historically significant. During the summer, their is a small museum which depicts the history of the site, The location provides great views of the area including Saint John harbor. It is worth going up there just to enjoy the view.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was really interesting but what was great was the recreation inside of what it should have looked like, although it was never actually used as it took too long to build. It gives visitors a good feel for how so many of these places would have been in the war. Very educational

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

stopped by on rememberance day with the familly. being off season everything was locked up. the view is great. some boards explaining the tower and the reason for it being there. kids liked it

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Elgin, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Built in 1812, served as detention center for deserters in WWI and WWII as a fire command post. A circular stone fort that defended St John for 130 years.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The tower is not overly publicized, but well worth the visit. The view is awesome. It is located kind of in the middle of a subdivision which is sort of strange, and we needed a map to find it.

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petersburg, va
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Also great place for good views. There is an entrance fee so be sure you go to the info building before walking up the hill. Ask questions of the guides.

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Quispamsis, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Haven't been to Martello tower since i was a kid. Visited with some friends this summer and really enjoyed it. Nicely restored with friendly knowledgeble guides to give you a tour or answer any questions. Not to mention a great view of Saint John

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Laval, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A Canadian treasure! Rich in history that set the Canadians apart from the neighboring Americans. Strategically built on the hill where you can get great views of the bay surrounding Saint John, the downtown, the east side and the west side. The architecture of this tower gives you the feeling of late 1800s era. A must see place!

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Coaldale, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This Parks Canada site is very interesting. The tower was built at the time of the war of 1812, and has been used at different times as a military installation since, up to World War II. the interpretive centre has some good background information and we took that in before touring the tower itself. We climbed the stairs to be... More 

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bronx ny
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174 reviews 174 reviews
142 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

At lot of history and the tour guys was very informative and really want it to share what he knew. The price is great! 10 for a family of 4, you just can't beat that.

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