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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The tower's story

Watch  Carleton Martello Tower: the Sentinel of Saint John  and see the tower’s dramatic story unfold in this lively video!

Hands-on history

Explore the interactive exhibit galleries located at the Visitor Centre. 

Visit the Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

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Fees

Daily visitor fees. Free admission for youth.

About Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

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Contact Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

  Phone
506‑636‑4011

  Email
martello@pc.gc.ca

  For emergencies within the Historic Site:
780‑852‑6155

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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