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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 #7 of 19 Attractions in Cape May
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks
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Type: Lookouts, Landmarks

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Union City, New Jersey
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134 reviews 134 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

on Sunset Beach, a few shops and some interesting history- concrete ship offshore, and a climb up the WW II tower; $6 admission, nice view from top.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

The Tower is part of Ft. Miles, the defense of the Delaware River and Bay during WWII. It's not a well known story and we're glad you took the time to learn about it. Thanks for visiting. More 

Magnolia, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Unique structure well kept grounds on site historians and lots of WWII memorabilia. This is a nice attraction to stop at to not only pay respect to all that served as well as learn lots of local history. The climb is very worth it and has frequent platforms to stop at and view lots of artifacts.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

The World War II Tower tells a little known story and our staff enjoys sharing it with visitors. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ended up going on Veteran's Day. And lucky for us, there were a couple of veterans around who gave us the fascinating history of the structure and events of the time. Well worth the climb and visit.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

We're very lucky to have a few veterans who spend their time with us at the Tower. They are very precious volunteers for us. We're glad you had the opportunity to meet them while you were here. Thanks for visiting. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You will have to climb about 120 steps to get to the top but its well worth it, the view is great. The gentleman at the top will give you the history of the tower and its use and purpose during WWII. As an American I was honored to sit and listen to the history and his story as well,... More 

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

The World War II Tower tells the story of a little known part of area history. It was part of Ft. Miles, the defense of the Delaware River and Bay and the critical industries and installations between Cape May and Philadelphia during the war. The climb is very manageable and the staff very knowledgeable and happy to share the story.... More 

Franklinville, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We love this place its part of our summer vacations each and every year! We have traveled to Cape May even before the tower was completely renovated, but its a great piece of history with pictures and articles of that period and at the top of the tower you can see all around Cape May with a historian up in... More 

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

The World War II Tower and the role it played in homeland defense during the war is little known but we're trying to change that. Thank you for visiting and please share your experience with others. More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great place to ride your bike to visit. Good place for history buffs. First lookout tower I ever saw.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

The Tower tells an interesting and little known piece of Cape May's history. It was part of the defense of the Delaware River and Bay during World War II, keeping the critical industries safe from enemy ships. Our staff love to share the history with our guests. Thank you for visiting with us. More 

casey5508
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a clear day we could see Delaware. The veterans who are there were extremely informative. It was great to see such a piece of history.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

We're glad when our visitors get the chance to learn a little bit about out history. The story of World War II at the shore is not too well-known and it is an important piece to remember. Thank you for visiting. More 

New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Tower had a great view of the beach. The exhibits were impressive. Our guide came with us on opening time. When we got to his floor, he explained everything so well to us of the events in WWII and how Cape May got involved in the war coming to American shores. Had a photo with him. His name is... More 

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

Dave is one of our treasures. He enjoys time both at the World War II Tower and at the Lighthouse and is delighted when he has a chance to share his knowledge and experiences with our visitors. Thank you for stopping by. More 

Northern NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Definitely include this as part of your bike trip to the numerous sites around Cape May. Kids especially will enjoy the tower.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

This is a great place to visit if you're biking around the area. Not that many people know about the Tower or its role in the defense of the area during World War II and we're trying to change that. We're glad you discovered us. More 

Milltown, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is a detailed look back in history. Climb to the top and sit with the guide and listen to the wonderful stories of our great country's past. A learning experience for those interested in history.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23, responded to this review

Our guides loved to share the Tower's history. It's a little known story and one that deserves retelling. Thanks for visiting. More 

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