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Carleton Martello Tower

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Address: 454 Whipple St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
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+1 506-636-4011

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Site Provides Lovely Views

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... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Blind River, Canada

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Bangor, Maine
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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
Blind River, Canada
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160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 for that alone. The visitors centre has a small museum that explains a lot about... More 

1 Thank travellover795943
Angier, North Carolina
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124 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 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.

1 Thank BF F
Salisbury, North Carolina
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20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 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 there that gave us a lot of information. Very interesting!

1 Thank Kathie W
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 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.

Thank Suzan L
Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 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 the grounds and get some nice pictures of St. John. Some information about the history... More 

Thank KimmyAnn1
Saint John, Canada
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340 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 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. It was under $10 for a family or around $2 per person. Maybe even less... More 

Thank Murray D
Saint Thomas, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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

Thank pammy12345
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This tower is under reconstruction, so you won't be able to go inside, was told it will take two years. Skip it.

Thank Bill M
Lethbridge, Canada
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149 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Not a whole lot to see as you cannot go inside, but there are some plaques to read. Good vantage point for a view of the harbour.

Thank Donnahawker

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