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

756 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-5404
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Ranked #9 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Type: Lookouts
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Love the world war two info. A little place in cape May has a part in the big WW II. Lots of info and great people working there sharing their experience. Down the road (couple 100 feet) shopping and snacks and miniature golf.

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited the WW II Control Tower while riding our bikes out to Sunset Beach. It was a worthwhile stop for both my wife & myself whose two fathers both served in World War II, one in the navy & one in the army, and both recently deceased. The tower serves as a memorial to these veterans, members of that... More

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Andover, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) renovated this tower several years ago and it's a great place to go. For years we went to Cape May and rode our bikes or drove past the abandoned tower wondering what it was like inside. It's a very easy climb with wide stairs. There is a volunteer at the top of the... More

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secaucus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

being a history buff on world war 2 I learned of how our country was defended along the eastern coast. the view was spectacular .the history of the tower and who manned them were a credit to our country

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Morristown,
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I was visiting Cape May and never expected to see this WWII artifact. It was a very pleasant surprize and very interesting. It is well kept and supervised intelligently. Yeah, it was a fun place to visit and a very fun surprize.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I reluctantly went to the Tower because my husband had seen them on the beaches in Delaware growing up and always wanted to go in one. We'd just been to the lighthouse and I wasn't looking forward to another climb. But what a great surprise.. this is a very interesting place. Once you get to the top, there is a... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

What a fascinating piece of living History. By living History I mean the Veterans that act as Guides and Historians for this Tower. They take you back to the days of WWII and tell you what it was like for American Servicemen who manned this Tower on the lookout for enemy Submarines and War Ships. As a Senior Citizen I... More

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Poughkeepsie
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Worth the visit and climb up the tower. Full of history, descriptives, friendly and helpful staff. You will learn something new about WWII here.

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Lititz
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It was informative to go up into one of the WW2 fire towers. I had seen them along the shore, especially in Delaware. It was nice to be able to learn some of the history behind them. Plus, the view from the top was terrific.

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Knox
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The tower was a very interesting part of history. Besides the tower, there were two WWII vets there when we visited who were happy to talk about their war experiences.

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