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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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Wonderful stonework and an interesting bit of history

We really enjoyed this tower and the museum exhibits. We did not know very much about the war of 1812 before our visit. The tower is fascinating. Apparently towers of this type... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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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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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Didn't know other this specific tower, or this type of tower in general before this visit. Exhibit shows a good piece of history and was an enjoyable activity for the family for an hour or so. $9.80 entry fee for the family to get into the tower as well as the museum. People are generally there to learn more about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We really enjoyed this tower and the museum exhibits. We did not know very much about the war of 1812 before our visit. The tower is fascinating. Apparently towers of this type were constructed all over the world Not a big fan of the world war 2 additions on top, but it was interesting to see how they kept the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The tower has a lot of history and is a great spot to view the city and the harbour. I wasn't able to see the museum as I was there after hours. However, I recommend going. Make sure you climb to the top for a best view. This tower is unique in Canada. A great bit of Canadian history not... More 

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

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