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Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada

Facilities and Services

The Signal Hill Visitor Centre was re-opened to the public on Parks Day 2006. The modernized exhibit introduces the Signalman, who tells visitors the site's stories throughout the exhibits and film. Visitors are invited to learn about Signal Hill's prominent role in military and communications history. They will discover fascinating details on everything from the French attacks on St. John's in the 1600s to the Second World War, when the Hill was manned by American and Canadian soldiers. There is something for everyone at the Visitor Centre. Children and adults alike will enjoy the interactive displays and kiosks where they can send their own messages and even fire a cannon!

Bilingual service is available in season. The Visitor Centre, washrooms and Lookout Trail are wheelchair accessible. Washrooms are located in the Visitor Centre. Because of the historic architecture of Cabot Tower, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Gift Shop: In Cabot Tower, visit the Heritage Gift Shop operated by the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador where you can purchase Newfoundland crafts, jams, souvenirs and much more. Gift shop is closed mid-November to mid April.

The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) operates a ham radio station during the summer months from the second floor of Cabot Tower, commemorating Marconi's great wireless feat in 1901.