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Carleton Martello Tower

454 Whipple Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
(506) 636 4011
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Ranked #9 of 34 Attractions in Saint John
Type: Historic Sites
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bronx ny
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174 reviews 174 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the first Montello Tower that we have ever visited. I thought that the main attraction was climbing up stairs so that we could have a lovely view of the city. Although this is definitely the case, there were other interesting things to see. As I finished climbing up to the first flight of stairs, I found myself in... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This very small tower was a nice surprise. It is very well taken care of by the parks department and the staff there do their best to make you feel you got your money's worth. Their is a nice little museum in the ticket office building and the tower itself is decorated on the inside from three different time periods.... More

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Holliston, MA
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Interesting history - we were on our way somewhere so could not walk around inside - but the historical boards were very interesting to read and seemed like walking inside would be nice as well.

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MORENO VALLEY
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119 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Even though it's closed at this time, I went late not much before the sun was going down. Took photographs of the Tower, views from the Tower, and the Tower Cemetery across the road. Interesting to see these towers in different locations. Some photos attached.

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This well preserved tower is a wonderful chance to learn a little about Canada's military history as well as some of the history of the region. The interpreters are terrific and really know their stuff. It's small, doesn't take much time to go through, but it's worth a stop.

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Fredericton, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a round old fortress, well over 150 years old. Right now as of January2014 the Tower is not up to snuff. They are trying to repair, but with money being tight, it might not get the repairs it needs. Currently is covered with staging and contruction wrap.

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Saint John NB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Nice bit of History, great view. Nice place to stop when you have a half hour to kill, but other than that not very impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Built around he time of the war of 1812 it had a commanding view of the Saint John harbor from the West side, which was then called Carlton in honor of Sir Guy Carlton. Very thick stone walls supported cannon capable of doing serious damage to unfriendly ships. To my knowledge it was never required to fire a shot in... More

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Westwood, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

charge to go into the tower and see a movie. Unless you enjoy military sites there isn't much else to see. Very friendly.

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