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Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site of Canada

Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site of Canada
The first tower of its type ever built in North America; the Prince of Wales Tower is part of the robust Halifax Defence Complex constructed, beginning in the 1790s, to protect British sea batteries from a French landward attack. This solid, thick walled Martello tower stands guard on the highest point of Point Pleasant park. Today, interpretive panels portray the tower’s history, architectural features and significance as a defensive structure.