Cabot Tower, St. John's

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Hike across Signal Hill to reach Cabot Tower, a historic fortress overlooking the ocean. The monument was built in 1898 to honor John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland 400 years before. The site had served as a military lookout point for centuries, and in 1902 Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless signal here. A museum inside the tower illustrates the evolution of communication in Canada. Climb up to the top level for views over the landscape, but dress warmly due to high winds. Nearby souvenir shops sell mementos of your visit. Use our St. John's road trip app to visit Cabot Tower on your trip to St. John's, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Could go entirely up the tower as was closed. But from the gift shop inside you can see how restored and great shape the building is in. 
    Could go entirely up the tower as was closed. But from the gift shop inside you can see how restored and great shape the building is in.  more »
  • Lots of history and a great place to see everything. The views are spectacular, and there are people around who can point out different things if you're new to the area. 
    Lots of history and a great place to see everything. The views are spectacular, and there are people around who can point out different things if you're new to the area.  more »
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  • Great day!
  • Visited during day time and night. The night view is enchanting. Day time is good for walking the trail. Excellent views of the Bay and city

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