Carleton Martello Tower, Saint John

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Military and history buffs, as well as sightseers, relish the chance to see Carleton Martello Tower, a circular fort built during the War of 1812. The barracks have been restored and there are a number of historical displays at the fort, including information on the important role the fort played for nation even as recently as World War II. Don’t miss the spectacular views over Saint John and Bay of Fundy from the fort’s prime position from high up the hill; bring a camera. Use our Saint John tour itinerary builder website to arrange your visit to Carleton Martello Tower and other attractions in Saint John.
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  • Went here thinking it'd be something to see. It was not. What we did see however was two drug deals in the parking lot. It was the middle of a summer day. Area around this "attraction" also seems to....  more
    Went here thinking it'd be something to see. It was not. What we did see however was two drug deals in the parking lot. It was the middle of a summer day. Area around this "attraction" also seems to....  more »
  • This is well worth a visit, though currently the tower itself is closed. Interesting history which is presented well in the visitor centre. If the fog isn't in, some great views too 
    This is well worth a visit, though currently the tower itself is closed. Interesting history which is presented well in the visitor centre. If the fog isn't in, some great views too  more »
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  • Really neat national historic site in the middle of a residential neighbourhood. There are interpretive plaques outdoors if the visitor centre is closed. Overall it is recommended even for a quick visit.
  • Awesome views from a well preserved piece of history. Loved it.

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