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454 Whipple St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Another fortification dating from the War of 1812, which also was updated to played a role during WWII. It is worth seeing just for the views of St. John Harbor. The tower is currently closed, but the visitor center has a number of displays and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice view of the city. We were not able to go inside, it was later in the day so not sure if they were open earlier in the day or not. Would have been nice to see the inside.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

We were going to go in, however it wasn't yet open for the season... rats. We explored as much of the outside as we could and it was STILL worth it! If you have a chance to see the tower, I heartily encourage it!

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank chexcentaur
Reviewed December 6, 2016

We were not able to go inside the tower which was a bit of a disappointment, and there were repairs being made to the exterior.The building is in very good shape and the land there provides excellent views over the city, so worth going there...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

Closed for renovations. Good views of the city and the bay. a few information boards describe it and how it is built. Interesting for history buffs and photographers.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

Martello type towers were built as fortifications. This tower wasn't open at the time that we visited but it still had very good views when we climbed to the base of it. The gift shop had a lot of information and there was a volunteer...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Kathie W
Reviewed September 4, 2016

The inside was not open for public due to renovations. A young lady at the reception was very nice and helpful. Amazing place to get good photos.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mona K
Reviewed August 30, 2016

We were waiting to get in line for the ferry to Digby, NS and drove around and discovered this historic site. The museum charges for you to take a tour, so we didn't go, since additionally the actual tower wasn't open, however, you can walk...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank KimmyAnn1
Reviewed August 30, 2016

They have washrooms on location here. There is a parking lot for the busses for the cruise ship people as well as smaller vehicles. You have to pay a fee to walk up and see the tower which has a great view of the harbour....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Murray D
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We went there when it wasn't open - but even then it was great to see the piece of history in person.

Date of experience: July 2016
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