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

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Address: 756 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 16098845404
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A Unique Experience

Visited with family. Blown away by the knowledgeable staff, the wonderful exhibits and the five star view from the top of the tower. Don't miss this unique experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My son loves WWII, and wanted to visit this tower. We stopped as we were leaving Cape May. We found it interesting and learned some things about the coast during WWII that we never knew, but I would not recommend spending more than an hour if that. If you are going to the Lighthouse it is worth the additional 5... More 

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Cape May, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Visited with family. Blown away by the knowledgeable staff, the wonderful exhibits and the five star view from the top of the tower. Don't miss this unique experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a must see. The lighthouse is ok but this is amazing from a historic point. Climb the tower and learn the local history of wwII from a local veteran. We stayed at the top for an hour just listening to his storys. Jerry was great. Oh, the view of sunset beach & the lighthouse is great too. :)

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good easy parking for it and something to see if you like history. Info was there to read about it. And it was not crowded.

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had seen this tower & others around the Delaware Bay for years - was glad to see this one opened to the public. The exhibits add a nice touch as you climb to the top & there is staff available who provide a wealth of historical information . Sunset Beach is always on my Cape May itinerary & this is... More 

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Adirondack Foothills of NY State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Not a fire control tower, in the sense that one thinks of preventing a fire, but "firing of guns" from enemy ships during WW2. There wasn't any, thankfully! Not a bad climb to the top. Interesting stories and explanations by knowledgeable people. May be the only one left that has been restored. I've seen others along the coast of Delaware.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just down the road from Cape May Lighthouse is a little known piece of our naval history. It's the history of the tower that is so exciting. Be sure to read all the information posted. And, of course, it's great that our history is being conserved. An integral part of this exhibit is at the end of the road at... More 

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Mary S, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

The World War II Lookout Tower tells the story of a little known piece of our area's history. It's part of Fort Miles which was the defense of teh Delaware River and bay. Thanks for visiting. More 

West Islip, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is worth a stop in if you are going over by the sunset beach. They close before sunset so make sure you stop in there earlier and you can see how these watchtowers were used to pinpoint the projected location of enemy vessels in the waters. Lots of stair to climb to get to the top so be... More 

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Mary S, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

It's 99 steps to the top, half of the number at the Cape May Lighthouse but still a good workout. It's an easier climb with landings and displays on the way to the top. The Tower tells a little known but important story. We're gald you stopped by. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fire Control Tower No. 23 is New Jersey’s last remaining restorable World War II tower, which played a major part in coastal defenses during World War II. The tower was built in 1942, and was one of 15 towers that helped aim batteries of coastal artillery, stretching from North Wildwood, N.J. to Bethany Beach, DE. Four were in Cape May... More 

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Mary S, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

The Tower was built as part of Ft. Miles, an Army installation that defended the Delaware River and Bay during World War II. It's one of a series of towers on the New Jersey and Delaware coastline. The towers built to triangulate the guns which could be fired at enemy ships entering the bay. They eventually became lookout towers. Thank... More 

Whippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The trip to the top took only 1pm minutes but it was good to see this piece of history and learn more about wwii. Try for a clear day.

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Mary S, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

There's a lot of history in those 99 steps to the top. Hope you checked out our wall of honor on the third level, a tribute to local veterans. Thanks for visiting. More 

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Additional Information about World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23

Address: 756 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 16098845404
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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