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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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Lookout Tower history of Coast Watchers

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
William E
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mt pleasant, sc
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mt pleasant, sc
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are Navy veterans, so we really wanted to check out this historic WWII lookout tower. All of the signs explaining the history are well placed and easy to read. There was a Navy veteran greeting people as we arrived and he was a delight to chat with. We went up to the top and the guide... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting site that tells a bit of WWII history. My knees weren't up to making the 199-step climb up the Cape May Lighthouse, but at about half the height (and stair count), this tower provided great views as well. The admission was reasonable and the gentleman explaining the history of the tower was interesting and clearly knew what he... More 

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Rauma, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near Sunset beach and the Cape May Lighthouse. You get a discount here if you also go to the lighthouse. Great for history buffs.The kids enjoyed going up in the tower.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide at the top of the tower was very helpful and informative. We will use the video presentations the next time we visit.

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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are story boards along the walkway leading to the tower that tell you the whole story of the tower. This was a great little history lesson for the Boy Scout in the family.

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Bridgewater
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived too late to go inside and see the museum but the information posted outside was very informational and looking at the maps explained the layout very well.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most don't realize just how close WW II came to our shores. This well preserved site lends good insight into just how close the enemy came to our shores and the domestic effort needed to defend them. Great insight. It is about a :45 minute visit, an hour or so if you really look at the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We really enjoyed our tour of the WWII tower. The guide at the top of the tower was such a pleasure to speak with. What a nice part of our day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The World War II tower is an interesting spot to visit if you are in Cape May. It is a quick trip up the tower--the best part is not the amazing near-360 view from the top of the tower (you can see the Lighthouse and Sunset Beach), but the veterans who volunteer to educate visitors about the history of the... More 

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