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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
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+1 609-884-5404
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Sat 12:00 - 15:00

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Cool place to visit and learn the history of...

Wow... I've lived no more than 20 miles from this site for most of my life, and never stopped to visit... until last weekend. The history of the tower is interesting. I only wish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
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Absecon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wow... I've lived no more than 20 miles from this site for most of my life, and never stopped to visit... until last weekend. The history of the tower is interesting. I only wish that it had been open to explore. As it was we, found a geocache there (actually found TWO caches there) and learned a little history. Cool... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately not open for winter but some notice boards both sides of the pathway show a great insight to the history of US Coastal defences.

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Centralpa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We viewed the tower but did not go up in it as it wasn't open when we were there. Interesting structure that was used in the early world wars to defend our country!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stopped by here after visiting the small beach and the end of the street. If you enjoy history - it's a must because this location played an important part in our coastal defenses during WW2. You don;t have to climb the tower to get a feel, just look over and read the displays and you get a clear understanding... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Took a break from climbing lighthouses to climb the tower. Great views, including a spyglass view of SS Atlantus. Perfect on a crystal clear fall day.

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The Great New York State
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth stopping here this is full of history there is a guide at the bottom to answer your questions and there is a guide at the top to answer your questions very knowledgeable staff. Easy to climb just over 100 steps with six landings where you can stop and rest, the view from the top is not spectacular because... More 

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Thank Suezzyq
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the tower and had fun learning about the history of it. It's a nice walk up to the top and the view is completely worth it. The guide up there was very helpful and taught us more than we planned on learning. Got it as part of a two pack with the cape may lighthouse, amazing deal!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Man this is a history buffs type of place. What a view from this tower. It is right along the road. Very easy to find.

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Thank Ken T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

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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