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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 #7 of 35 Attractions in Saint John
Type: Historic Sites
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petersburg, va
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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142 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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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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37 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
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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