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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: 609-884-5404
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Short trip of cool historic site

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Whippany, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Pine Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lived near here my whole life and never realized the history Cape May played in during WWII. The tower is such an amazing structure still to this day.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First time at the tower, it has been restored very well. Dave at the top of the tower was very informative and was able to answer any questions that we had.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've driven past here so many times over the years to go to sunset beach so we decided to stop this year. The woman at the top of the tower was very knowledgeable and informative and we found out so many things I never knew about cape may before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Please go. And if you do, if they aren't busy, please take the time to listen to the vets who work there. They have some inspiring stories of a time that we are all too quickly forgetting. If nothing else, give them a Huge THANKS.

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Hollywood, Maryland, United States
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Climb about 120 steps to get to the top, worth every step, great view. Tower has been preserved well.

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is worth a stop to see. Very interesting history. Neat spot to take the kids and learn a little more aout the area. I am glad we saw this.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Got there just as it closed, but we walked around it looking at the displays outside which offered good explanations as to its World War 2 history. There were detailed explanations concerning the role of these towers, the various defensive gun emplacements along the NJ and DE coasts, and their history. For those of us old enough to remember WW2,... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Climb up the winding stairs to experience the view of the military during WWII when the fear of invasion rocked Cape May. The view is breathtaking! Veterans are willing to share their history along the way.

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Alsip, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The floors are broken up by small displays and a docent at the top will answer all questions. Worth the stop to see this piece of history.

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Address: Address: 756 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-884-5404
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May

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