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“Only tower left in the New Jersey side”

World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23
Ranked #11 of 59 things to do in Cape May
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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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154 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Only tower left in the New Jersey side”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

The gentlemen stationed at different floors were very informative.The walk up the tower is much easier than the lighthouse and less crowded.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Ithaca, New York
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59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Interesting history right in Cape May”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Unfortunately the tower was not open on a March Monday, but the historical references around the tower provided history that I was unaware. Glad a piece of signficant history still stands. Hope to visit again to climb the tower and see the amazing views. Sunset Beach is right down the road, and Cape May Lighthouse is about 3/4 mile away - worth a stop.

Visited March 2012
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Delaware Beaches
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Unique Must-See Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

The region is not known for tall buildings so these World War II watch towers will give you a unique perspective of the area. The tower at Cape Henlopen State Park is open to the public and admission is included with entrance to the park. In the shoulder seasons, it's not uncommon to see folks having a picnic at the top!

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Hillsdale, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A moving tribute to the heroes of WW2”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

On your way to Sunset Beach you must stop by the WW2 Lookput Tower. Recently restored by MAC, it provides visitors with a unique understanding of Cape May during WW2. Many of the docents are veterans and they have a wealth of knowledge. Please make this a stop on your tour.

Visited August 2011
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coopersburg pa
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194 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“A Bit of History With A View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Restored and now open to the public, take the time to climb to the top of this tower. Filled with WWII memorabilia, it is well worth the time, especially if a veteran is present to give you more information.

Visited October 2011
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