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World War II Lookout Tower

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Excellent vies of the Cape in all directions. The staff was very knowledgeable about the tower and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Wonderful history studied here!

We stopped here on a whim and was glad we did, read all the information and left well informed of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dover, Pennsylvania
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Fire Control Tower No. 23 is New Jersey’s last remaining restorable World War II tower, and was part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. It played a major part in the coastal defense of the Delaware River and...more
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536 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent vies of the Cape in all directions. The staff was very knowledgeable about the tower and the are during the war.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a whim and was glad we did, read all the information and left well informed of the tower and why they were built.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The interpretive information in the control tower is well done, and the staff/volunteers clearly care very much about the restoration work that was completed here. They are very knowledgeable of the history of the tower and its role in the war.

Thank Ila O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our visit to Cape May, we stopped at Fire Control Tower No. 23 , known as the World War II Tower on Fort Miles. While Fort Miles no longer exists, this tower was once used for spotting enemy ships and firing upon them during...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see on a trip to Cape May. How many folks out there know the history of the Jersey Shore during WW2. The tower won’t ‘wow’ anyone but the thought of how close the enemy was to the Jersey Shore should ‘wow’ everyone. A...More

Thank TeriPugh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A neat part of WWII history that is a bit unusual. It is worth the 6 bucks and 30 minutes of your time. There are several placards at the base as well as some museum-type displays on the way up and a beautiful view from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice bit of history. Very well maintained. It is kind of hidden away. We found it just on a drive about around Cape May.

Thank Gerri M
Reviewed September 14, 2018

My family always enjoys taking in local history when on a trip and this attraction, easily and quickly visited, swirls that element into a beach trip to Cape May.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I visited this with my son and we had a blast. It cost $6 for us to climb the tower, but it was so worth it. At the very top, a nice older gentleman waits to answer any questions that you might have. Along the...More

Thank Brad L
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Amidst the scenic setting and fine recreation, consider the events of that time which posed a defensive posture on every part of the landscape. 'Inspires thoughts of freedom and appreciation of industrious life and times when every waterway needed to be guarded by vigilant citizens.

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