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

I'm a regular visitor to this place. Watching sunset and smell fresh air. Closed for cars for the winter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I'm a regular visitor to this place. Watching sunset and smell fresh air. Closed for cars for the winter.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A neat little bit of history that is well preserved and historically significant. During the summer, their is a small museum which depicts the history of the site, The location provides great views of the area including Saint John harbor. It is worth going up there just to enjoy the view.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was really interesting but what was great was the recreation inside of what it should have looked like, although it was never actually used as it took too long to build. It gives visitors a good feel for how so many of these places would have been in the war. Very educational

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

stopped by on rememberance day with the familly. being off season everything was locked up. the view is great. some boards explaining the tower and the reason for it being there. kids liked it

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Elgin, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Built in 1812, served as detention center for deserters in WWI and WWII as a fire command post. A circular stone fort that defended St John for 130 years.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The tower is not overly publicized, but well worth the visit. The view is awesome. It is located kind of in the middle of a subdivision which is sort of strange, and we needed a map to find it.

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petersburg, va
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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172 reviews 172 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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