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Carleton Martello Tower

454 Whipple St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
+1 506-636-4011
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Enjoyed our visit with a short film at the information and a small exhibit.

We started out going into the tourist information. We were told about the short film which showed... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Campfiver
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Brampton, Ontario
A Valuable Piece Of Canadian History

Although access to the inside of the tower was restricted because of ongoing renovations (to last... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Dale H
,
Osoyoos, Canada
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454 Whipple St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We started out going into the tourist information. We were told about the short film which showed the history of the area and in another part was the small exhibit. Then we went up to the tower. Unfortunately, we couldn't go inside as it is...More

Thank Campfiver
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Although access to the inside of the tower was restricted because of ongoing renovations (to last another three years) the story told by Nigel, our guide, was compelling and fun to hear. The short film inside does a wonderful job of explaining all the history...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This tower on top of a hill has a great view of St John harbour. Stall was very knowledgeable and the short film was quite informative. Only bad thing was you couldn't go into the tower, but still worth the visit.

Thank Lois S
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, is a good view of the bay, but that's it. You can't go inside the tower and there is no information or guides to explain the importance of the site

Thank angiegolo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This will be a very interesting place to visit once the renovations are complete. We were told this will be in 3 more years. Regardless, take the time to go talk to the staff and watch the video. It will illustrate just how important this...More

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Not a large site but really well done and the staff was outstanding. Loved the short movie clip about history and all of the info from the staff. Nice small museum.

Thank jdlcbl
Reviewed 29 June 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

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 19 June 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.

Thank Reviewsbymom
Reviewed 9 January 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!

1  Thank chexcentaur
Reviewed 7 December 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

1  Thank travellover795943
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