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QC ~ Martello Towers : Historic Sites to Visit

Martello Tower 1 Quebec City

The Québec Martello Towers National Historic Site of Canada, form part of the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada, in Québec City, Québec. It comprises three Martello towers at some distance from one another -Tower No. 1 stands on the Plains of Abraham, Tower No. 2 at the corner of Laurier and Taché Streets, and Tower No. 4 on Lavigueur Street.

Built between 1808 and 1812, the three, freestanding Martello Towers are two storeys high with flat roofs designed to serve as a gun platform for one to four guns. They are sited to overlook the St Lawrence and Charles River respectively. Official recognition refers to the buildings on their footprints.

Between July 1 - September 2 your entrance to the Plains of Abraham Museum gives you access to Attention! - a display at the Martello Tower at the Plains of Abraham.

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