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World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23

756 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
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An Excellent View and Local World War Two History.

While not quite as high as the "Cape May Lighthouse", the views from the top are also stunning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Allen J F
Bayside, New York
Very Educational Visit

When I got to the top of the tower, I learned a lot about World War 2. After climbing 99 steps, I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hockessin, Delaware
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While not quite as high as the "Cape May Lighthouse", the views from the top are also stunning. There is excellent detailed history about Cape May's contribution to the American Fighting Effort during World War Two, and complete biographies of the local soldiers displayed on...More

Thank Allen J F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When I got to the top of the tower, I learned a lot about World War 2. After climbing 99 steps, I was very tired, but when I saw the views, I knew it was worth the climb. The trip was very fun and I...More

Thank Meg927
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Wenonah, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to commend the folks who restored this amazing piece of New Jersey's history - scary to think how close the Nazi's came to our shores!!! The tower really drives home the reality of WWII, especially in the photo gallery of our local men and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to make a stop this trip and we were not disappointed. The fire control tower was designed to coordinate artillery fire toward the water in the event of German ships invading the US during WWII. Only used for test firing. $ 6.00 admission,...More

Thank DJMAN5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing much to see here. Parking for hundreds so many might not agree with my review. Nice workers in the shops.

Thank NewtownBobby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fairly quick stop. They have an exhibit set up on each landing of the stairs on the way up. The historian upstairs was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. You can catch a good view of Sunrise Beach and the wreck as well.

1  Thank jenhaught
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We like climbing up this tower, since on a clear day you can see for miles in every direction. It has been beautifully cleaned and restored, and the volunteers who staff it are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the WWII history it represents. I remember decades...More

Thank Lee Ann S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We drove by it when we were visiting the Cape May Lighthouse. It looks like a really good place. We got there late in the evening, so didn't get to go inside. I would love to learn more about it.

1  Thank MehaD
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wow... I've lived no more than 20 miles from this site for most of my life, and never stopped to visit... until last weekend. The history of the tower is interesting. I only wish that it had been open to explore. As it was we,...More

Thank 50StatesOrDieTrying
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately not open for winter but some notice boards both sides of the pathway show a great insight to the history of US Coastal defences.

1  Thank edodowd
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