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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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Well worth the Climb to the Top!

Have been to Cape May all of my life and this past September was my first visit to the tower. Very educational and worth the climb. Views from the top are amazing and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been to Cape May all of my life and this past September was my first visit to the tower. Very educational and worth the climb. Views from the top are amazing and the gentleman at the site was able to provide us with full history of the tower. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can delaware when it's clear also the cape may lighthouse. You can also see through the stairs as you go up it's not as high as the light house. Really nice view at the top and the person at the top will point out what your looking at. On the way up you will see old pictures of military... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop, read about ,it take a picture, on your way to sunset beach This will not take a great deal of time..

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

climbed to the top of the tower, 102 steps (I didn't actually count) but it was much easier than I expected. There are lots of exhibits on the way for stopping and learning. My favorite parts- the view, meeting a WW II veteran and seeing his picture on the wall of honor. The historian at the top was very knowledgeable... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Cape May I wanted to see the World War II Tower. This is the only remaining tower in Cape May that was used during WWII to spot German ships and aircraft. The docent was very knowledgeable about the tower's history and a German submarine actually surrendered after the war off the coast of New Jersey. This tower, in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love to visit historical things like that, Take your time and get to the top, there is no other tower like this you can go in, They Charme 6$ per Person, ok for me

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard there were U-Boats off the coast during WWII, but this tower really brought that home in a more tangible way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are interested in the history and an up close experience visit! well taken care of good environment free to walk around - pay to climb up.

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the WWII Lookout tower on a day trip to Cape May. It is right down the road from the famous Sunset Beach. Newly restored as of 2009, and manned by some very knowledgeable guides, it was a wonderful learning experience for us. It was a fairly easy climb to the top on an iron spiral staircase and at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too many people pass here on the way to Sunset Beach without stopping. This is a history lesson that should not be missed. Easy climb up stairs to the top of the tower with an excellent view of Sunset Beach. Photos and exhibits along the way up give a great historical perspective of Cape May’s contribution to protecting the entrance... More 

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