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National Historic Sites of Canada

1814 circular stone fort that defended the city of Saint John and its harbour from 1814 to WWII, Carleton Martello Tower NHS
Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site of Canada

Carleton Martello Tower dates from the War of 1812 and played a pivotal role in bridging conflicts up until the Second World War.


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National historic sites are places of profound importance to Canada. They bear witness to this nation's defining moments and illustrate its human creativity and cultural traditions. Each national historic site tells its own unique story, part of the greater story of Canada, contributing a sense of time, identity, and place to our understanding of Canada as a whole. There are more than 950 national historic sites in Canada; of these, 167 are administered by Parks Canada.


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