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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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Carlton Martello Tower

A great example of a small British Garrison. It was worth the trip and tour fee. Well preserved inside with a living historical interpretation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TheWanderingSoldier
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great example of a small British Garrison. It was worth the trip and tour fee. Well preserved inside with a living historical interpretation.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Don't miss the little museum in the building where you buy tickets to go into the tower. There is a lot of interesting things to see in there and it is very kid-friendly...many hands-on things for them to touch. The tower itself is interesting in that it is one of few remaining Martello towers. It was built during the War... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The Carleton Martello Tower was very full of history. The short movie was a must to understand what the tower had done over the years - it was a very good stop in St. John.

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Thank Nani28
Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stopped as part of a cruise excursion. It was an interesting place. Worth going inside the tower to see how someone lived inside.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Martello Towers were popular British Forts in the 19th century. The one in Saint John has been preserved and worth a visit. There are two components: The actual tower and an interpretive center. We were the first to arrive the morning a cruise ship was in port. The guide recommended that we visit the tower first as the upper levels... More 

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Maritimes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My grandfather would take me here when I was a kid, now I take my kids when we are in the city I have fond memories and I am building new ones with my boys. A lot has been added with the Center below the tower, and while there don't forget the Xplorer program to enhance the experience for the... More 

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Thank grandni
Mount laurel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The tower is small and won't take but 30 minutes or so to see it. There is a short video that tells the history and a very small gift shop. Views are great from here over looking the area.

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Thank Stephen K
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Worth the visit if you are in St. John. Great to learn more about Canadian history! Was enjoyable and easy to get to. Good view of the harbour from up on that hill also.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The Carleton Martello Tower is not very large but it is an impressive structure in its construction. Before going into the tower be sure to watch the video in the information building at the foot of the hill. It gives a good explanation of the construction and its defense capabilities. The inside of the tower is impressive and is laid... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Very similar to some of the towers in the UK , but the free film / video is worth seeing it sets the tower in context. You get quite a view from the site . Need to allocate about 45mins

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