Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

454 Whipple St.
Saint John, NB E2M 2R3- Map It
(506) 636-4011

AAA Editor Notes

Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site is off Hwy. 1 exit 120 (Digby Ferry) to 454 Whipple St. Completed in 1815, the circular stone fort played a central role in the defense of Saint John and the harbor until 1944. From the top of the fort's tower there's a panoramic view of the city, the harbor and the Bay of Fundy. In addition to the 1866 barracks and 1845 powder magazine, both restored, there's a visitor center with exhibits. An 11-minute audiovisual presentation describes the fort's history from its construction during the War of 1812 to the role it played during World War II. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
$3.90; $3.40 (ages 65+); $1.90 (ages 6-16); $9.80 (family of seven, maximum two adults).
Hours: Daily 10-5:30, June 27-first Mon. in Sept.