Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Park, Saint John
(3.9/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Military and history buffs, as well as sightseers, relish the chance to see Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Park, 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. Put Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Park into our Saint John vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Saint John.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 inf...  more »
  • 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. 
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  • I've been visiting this place since I was a child. It still fascinates me. The views from in the tower are great, you can see Saint John in its entirety.
  • My daughter and her family went to visit Martello during the week of August the 10th and were very disappointed to find that it is not wheelchair assessable. We have been a few times as we have family and thought the grandchildren would enjoy it. Cant rate it as we didn't get to see it.
  • You have to pay to get in. Just a tower.
  • Fantastic for kids and adults alike!
  • This is great place yo visit on a clear day. Best view of the city and bay.