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454 Whipple St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
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All reviews short film video presentation military history walk up scavenger hunt worth seeing small museum nice view of the city information boards quick stop national historic site information centre kids and adults well worth the stop visitor center interesting history nice spot
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We didn't get to go inside the tower but they had a video that showed pictures of the inside and explained the history. It had an interesting and changing history over the years. Worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue R
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The tower was enclosed in a fence, thus were not allowed to visit it. They are disassembling the entire structure to rebuild it. They explained each block of stone will be removed, number and then eventually used to rebuild the tower. It should take a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JWGrayson
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately when we were in St. John the tower was closed but still nice to learn about the history surrounding this cool tower.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Even if you cannot currently go up it, the exhibit and the people help out a lot to explain not just this location but the history of these Towers all over the world. The view is great and it is on the way to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sjk7301948
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Very interesting surprise for us as we just happened to stumble onto this. There is a short video that is exceptional (has won awards) and a small museum. Do both to get a full understanding of what you are looking at. The actual tower tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert K
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Visited on a foggy Holiday morning and although the tower itself was closed we had some delightful engaging conversation with the Park Attendants and viewed a really terrific story of the tower(s) via an awesome video and then finished with visitor center tour. Well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry W
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We went here to take a look around not thinking it was going to be much. But it was GREAT. 🤗. We went into the visitor center, they have a movie that is kid friendly a museum that is family friendly they have a small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

It was very foggy and windy when we came here so we didn’t get the chance to see the view of the city from the top of the tower but we still went and checked it out. It was very interesting to read the history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zienry
Reviewed August 9, 2018

At the time when we visited this historic building, access to the interior was closed due to renovation work. That's OK - it's great that someone is taking care of it! The history of the place is well summarized on information boards, and we learned...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Adrian D
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Carleton Martello Tower is a very nice place to visit on a Non-foggy day. The views are great. The park staff are very friendly and great with children. There is an excellent video presentation on the history of the tower.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shawn H
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Hi everyone, I’ve been religiously combing the threads on the forums to trip advice, attractions, questions and answers relating to planning a road trip to NS, NB and PEI. I *think* I have developed a good itinerary but would really like some feedback or suggestions/recommendations to make it better. We are in our late 20’s. Day 1: Fredericton - Overnight flight from Vancouver to Fredericton, arriving at noon - Afternoon + Evening: Walk around Garrison Historic District and Fredericton...More
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Have you check out the drop off fee for the car from Fredericton? a much better tour is to start in Moncton and do the loop because you can easily get back to Moncton from Halifax for a much better deal for the car and flights. or even do a Halifax loop; as the airport is 30km outside the city easy to drive to NB after you land if you get a reasonable flight (but that means leaving Van real early)