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Carleton Martello Tower

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Address: 454 Whipple Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
Phone Number: (506) 636 4011
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Retelling History

This attraction offers a look at a couple hundred years of history and is well preserved. There is a nominal fee to enter the tower. Some of the stairs are narrow and steep and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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London, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The information video for this attraction was the best I have ever seen. The acting was Good, and it provided lots of interesting information. The tower itself also provides a good view of the city and is interesting.

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Ancaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well, if you have an hour to kill, they make a pretty good case for spending it here. Wouldn't go out of my way but we were waiting for the ferry and it was the perfect distraction

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An interesting visit. But not exceptional. One floor of the building is fitted out as an 1860's barracks. It's on the expensive side for what you get for the visit.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This attraction offers a look at a couple hundred years of history and is well preserved. There is a nominal fee to enter the tower. Some of the stairs are narrow and steep and could be difficult for some. A wonderful view of St. John & vicinity awaits those who make the climb, provided it is not foggy. Worth a... More 

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

B & B owner at Mahogany said we must stop to see this attraction before boarding the ferry to Nova Scotia. It was really interesting and so unique. Well preserved building and guide was great. Museum and movie worth the time to see...helps to do that before visiting tower. Don't miss it.....

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We paid to go in the tower it was worth every penny. Kids thought it was very interesting. Make sure to watch the video in the visitor center it explains the towers.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great place to stop for a bit of history. The film when you walk in is great and gives you a good foundation to explore the rest of the center. The exhibit is extremely informative; worth checking out. I recommend doing all this before you go up to the Tower, as it provides you with a great deal of knowledge.... More 

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Aurora Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very interesting for kids and grown ups. The view is beautiful. It has a little museum where you can see the baracades and it has a quiz for the kids.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The onsite tour was a lot of fun for the kids, they really enjoyed it. The view from the top is gorgeous too.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Did enjoy seeing the video how & why the gun tower was built. Then interesting the change it went thru through the years. Came to Saint John via a cruise ship & truly learned from this site. A very minimal expense. Beautiful vista of the harbor!

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