Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, Saint John

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Military and history buffs, as well as sightseers, relish the chance to see Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, 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 Site into our Saint John vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Saint John.
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  • 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 e...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Tower is closed this year. No indication at tower when it would open again. Nice overlook but wish we could have gone in. Also, there is a black chain-link fence around the tower right now.
  • Right now I'm giving it a 3 star because they are doing renovations inside the tower so we can't access it. Beautiful views from the outside and there is a mini museum in the vister center.
  • Great views but the tower itself was still closed
  • It has a nice view of city.
  • Informative, great collection of artifacts and history. Renovations look good!