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Fort Howe: general information

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Fort Howe

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  • Type of destination: National Historic Site
  • Location of destination: Canada - New Brunswick
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Built in 1777 during the American Revolution, Fort Howe guarded the settlement at the river’s mouth from attack.
Strategically located at the top of an exposed limestone knoll overlooking the Saint John River.
There are no extant remains.
Today, isolated from much of the surrounding development it is a popular tourist lookout.
More information on Canada's Historic Places and Heritage Resources Saint John websites.
If you are interested in a historic walk through the city of Saint John, be sure to visit the cities website.  
Built in 1777 during the American Revolution, Fort Howe guarded the settlement at the river’s mouth from attack.
Strategically located at the top of an exposed limestone knoll overlooking the Saint John River.
There are no extant remains.
Today, isolated from much of the surrounding development it is a popular tourist lookout.
More information on Canada's Historic Places and Heritage Resources Saint John websites.
If you are interested in a historic walk through the city of Saint John, be sure to visit the cities website.  

Fort Howe: nearby sleeping facilities

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5 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Adairs Wilderness Lodge
Fundy Highlands Inn and Chalets
Cliffside Suites & Cottage
Parkland Village Inn
Fundy Sunrise

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