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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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Great harbour views

We found this tower and learned of all the history behind the tower.. We could not go up into the tower because it is closed to visiters. We could walk around and see the basic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bmtravel1
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Titusville, Florida
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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tower appears on all the tourist literature, but it's tiny and not very interesting. Fine to stop by if you're in the area, but certainly not worth traveling to see.

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Toronto, ON
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower itself is closed off to the public due to it being under renovation - but still worth going up to see the city views. It's a very small entry fee ($4) if you want to see the visitors centre film + history tour, which we didn't do. But they allow you to wander the outside grounds for free.... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this tower and learned of all the history behind the tower.. We could not go up into the tower because it is closed to visiters. We could walk around and see the basic views and could only image the view from the tower itself...

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Thank Bmtravel1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibit beside it was great. Staff were nice. But the tower itself is under construction so you can't even get close or inside. Big black fence around it.not worth it.

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Thank Ashna D
Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we went there after they closed and could not I'm the tower but the views from where we were standing were gorgeous, I could only imagine what they would be from the tower.

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Thank DivyaSharma777
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We went there after hours but we were able to take nice picture. Very historical and we recommend people to go visit that historical place.

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Thank HarveyB2
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The views of the harbour and approaches are fantastic, and clearly why the location was chosen. Even if you only visit for the view, you will be rewarded. (and the parking is free) This particular tower did not have a very illustrious past, and if it did, that was downplayed. The admission fees seem to be based on cost recovery... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Could have been a neat sight to see but it was closed. Walked around the grounds though and took in the view. You get a beautiful look at the city from the tower but couldn't go in it.

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Thank travelingzody
Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

What a great piece of history for our country. This is worth a visit and doesn't take much time to see and the view of St. John is unbeatable.

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Thank Touring56
Moncton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We went before June, which is when it opens to everyone. You don't need to go inside to see it's magnificence. It's amazing! Especially on a sunny day with a few clouds, the tower is like a piece of history among a city. Overall a great visit. Definitely worth it.

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