Signal Hill National Historic Site

St. John's

St. John’s most popular landmark, Signal Hill, recalls the town’s historic past and communications triumph, as well as offering coastal hikes and colourful performances, against sweeping views overlooking the Atlantic. Signal Hill was the site of St. John’s harbour defences from the 17th century to the Second World War and where Guglielmo Marconi received the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.

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Visitor Centre, Cabot Tower, EXPLORA GPS tour, cafe, gift shop, washrooms, walking/hiking trails, lookout, Signal Hill Tattoo and other live military animation on site during July and August, Newfoundland Chocolate Cafe located at the visitor centre.

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230 Signal Hill Road , St. John's
47.5700, -52.6818 (Download GPX)
May 17 - Oct 12
+1 (888) 773 8888
+1 (709) 772 5367
+1 (709) 772 0284
+1 (709) 772 4734
+1 (709) 772 6388


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