Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site
The martello tower is currently undergoing vital restoration work. Although visitors are not able to enter the tower during this time, we encourage them to explore and enjoy the grounds and the Visitor Centre.
Overlooking Saint John, the British-built Carleton Martello Tower dates from the War of 1812 and played a pivotal role in conflicts leading up to World War II. The tower was the heart of Saint John defenses until 1944.
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Hours of operation
Access to the historic site: June 15 to October 7
Open Wednesdays to Sundays 10 am to 5:30 pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
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