Muster at Carleton Martello Tower

Muster at Carleton Martello Tower

Built for the War of 1812, this tough little fort is a classic example of a Martello tower – a small circular fort first built for defense purposes in the south of England during the Napoleonic Wars. A national historic site, the Martello tower is located in the historic west side community of Carleton, and features a restored gunpowder magazine and soldiers’ barracks. A concrete fire command post was added during the Second World War. Those who climb to the top of the hill will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the City, the Bay, and Partridge Island.

Carleton Martello Tower is currently undergoing restoration. Although visitors will not be able to enter the Tower at this time, there is much to explore at the site’s Visitor Centre! Here, an audiovisual show and award-winning exhibit reveals its story. Visitors can experience the Tower through a photo slideshow and touch table of historic objects. Their special events offer more family fun and happen regularly throughout the summer. Everyone is invited!

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Contact Info
454 Whipple Street
Saint John, NB
E2M 2R3

Season dates

June 19 2024 - September 2 2024


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Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties recognized the significant and meaningful role of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati in this province and the country with the intent to establish a relationship of trust and friendship.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.