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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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Almost skipped this,Glad we didn't.

We stopped here directly after the lighthouse, and glad we did. Was thinking of skipping but it was worth the stop. Another historical stop and at the top sat and older gentleman... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dan D
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Budd Lake
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Budd Lake
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here directly after the lighthouse, and glad we did. Was thinking of skipping but it was worth the stop. Another historical stop and at the top sat and older gentleman who told of some of the history of the location. Apparently most people skip this stop and only hit the lighthouse but don't make that mistake.

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Conshohocken
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142 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Fire Control Tower No. 23 is the last remaining restorable World War II tower. It was part of the coastal harbor defense.

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Thank Sandra G
Roselle Park, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

102 stairs up and 102 stairs down -- hey, it's better than having to climb the ladder which is what military personnel in WWII had to do. At the top, there is a guide to tell you more about it and its interaction with the bunker a few miles down. There's also a WWI piece of equipment (I forgot what... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience what it was like to look over the Delaware Bay searching for German Subs. Good to add to your visit to Ft. Milles in Delaware. They were all part of the same group that protected the Delaware Bay during World War 2

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our 4 year old twins to this and they loved the climb. There was an expert on top to answer questions and the man at the bottom happily offered me a seat in the extreme heat. We will definitely be back!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We climbed the tower for the great views but got a nice history lesson as well. The guide at the top of the tower was a wealth of information and he shared it clearly and concisely. He really seemed to enjoy what he was doing. It was a great little lesson! Really enjoyed him and the view!

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an interesting history to this Lookout tower, there are signs explaining the history outside. For $6 per person, you can go inside the lookout where there is additional historical facts and history. When you get to the top there are very nice views of the ocean, sunk ship, and lighthouse. There is a guide who will explain some... More 

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside they have many pictures of veterans that served our country! It tells of how the men that were in this tower lived and up at the top is a panoramic view that looks over all of Sunset Beach!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not hard to walk up the stairs, lots of information to read as you walked up the stairs. Great view at the top.

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mt pleasant, sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The displays as you gradually climb to the top of the lookout tower was interesting. They had a great idea of putting pictures of local Navy men from then next to a picture of them now. Don't attempt if you cannot climb about four flights of stairs though. There is no access to the higher levels for handicapped and I... More 

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