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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 #8 of 30 attractions in Saint John
Type: Historic Sites
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Holliston, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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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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107 attraction reviews
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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
222 helpful votes 222 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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Fredericton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Guelph
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We'd read about this place on Trip Advisor and decided to make a stop on our way through Saint John. Unfortunately, our day had not gone as planned and we arrived far later than we'd hoped. In fact, it was about to close when we showed up, but we decided we'd at least get a look at the harbour and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We have toured several martello towers and all are very different, including this one. The guide provided us with interesting information about the tower and willingly answered questions. There are great views of Saint John from the tower. Inside the visitor centre are informative displays. The short introductory film is quite entertaining.

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Cambridge, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have visited Martello towers in Kingston, ON and this one is quite different. It has a fascinating history that spans the War of 1812 through WWII to present day. The view of Saint John is spectacular. See the video before you do anything. Staff are friendly.

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