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Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site of Canada


Panoramic view of the city of Saint John from the Carleton Martello Tower

Return to the explosive world of the 19th century when the British protected Saint John from an American overland invasion. Watch a popular tower video, tour the restored barracks and powder magazine, and catch award-winning interactive exhibits in the visitor centre. Have a picnic before breathtaking views of Saint John harbour and the Bay of Fundy. Friendly staff will answer your questions about the Tower and its history.

Featured Activities

The sleeve of a historic costume
Discover the Past – Take the Martello Tower by storm as you catch military displays and inhabit the life of a 19th and 20th century soldier
Experience the pageantry and poignant history of military life through live demonstrations, re-enactments and military displays covering 1812 to WWII.
A costumed interpreter telling a story
Tales of History – Enjoy engaging stories of historic life at the Tower, in Saint John, and from period events around the world.
Join us as captivating interpreters share tales and ghost stories covering World Wars and memorable moments in the lives of Tower soldiers, including their lives beyond the hallowed round walls.

Activities Overview