World War II Lookout Tower
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World War II Lookout Tower

Date Time
Monday, September 1, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, September 5, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, September 8, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, September 12, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, September 19, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, September 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, September 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, October 3, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 4, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, October 6, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 11, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 1, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 12, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, May 22, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, May 25, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, May 29, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, June 1, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, June 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, June 5, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, June 8, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, June 12, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, June 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SUNSET BOULEVARD, LOWER TOWNSHIP

Admission: $6 for adults; One child (ages 3-12) FREE with paying adult; $3 each additional child; $2 for active & retired military (with valid ID). Purchase tickets at the Tower during hours of operation.


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Free on-site parking/RV-friendly


Fire Control Tower No. 23 is New Jersey’s last remaining restorable World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles, playing a major part in coastal defenses.  Built in 1942, the tower was one of 15 towers that helped aim batteries of coastal artillery, stretching from North Wildwood, N.J. to Bethany Beach, DE. Four were in Cape May County, N.J.—the towers located in North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest were torn down and a third tower is located inside Cape May’s Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia avenues.  Fire Control Tower No. 23 is on land now part of the Cape May Point State Park. The tower was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places on May 29, 2003 and on the National Register on Nov. 17, 2003.


The Tower was restored in 2008-09 by the Mid-Atlantic Center for  the Arts & Humanities (MAC).  The project included: building spiral staircases in the Tower so that the public can safely climb to the top; construction of a wooden walkway from the street to the Tower, and a deck around its base, to preserve the fragile dune environment; replacing the missing windows and doors; recreating historical details, such as the original wooden ladders, and outfitting the watch room and viewing platform at the top; installing interpretive panels along the walkway and at every level in the Tower; introducing lighting and safety alarms; and upgrading the existing parking lot across Sunset Boulevard and connecting it with a cross-walk to the Tower. Robert Russell of Holt Morgan Russell was the restoration architect.

This project was funded by  three agencies that awarded MAC grants totalling $1.3 million: the New Jersey Historic Trust, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

The 3rd level of the Tower features a "Wall of Honor" with then-and-now photographs of over 100 area World War II veterans.  In 2012, an "All Veterans Memorial" was erected on the deck at the base of the Tower.

The boardwalk, lined with interpretive panels,  the All Veterans Memorial on the deck at the base of the Tower and the entry level are all fully accessible.

MAC is also mounting permanent Memorial Plaques in the Tower that will allow family members to honor veterans of any war or engagement.  Click  HERE for a downloadable order form.


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The World War II Lookout Tower (Fire Lookout Tower No. 23) has become an important memorial for Cape May area veterans of World War II and all other wars. Help us educate the public and preserve the memory of the war years by joining the Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower. 

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The World War II Lookout Tower is approached by way of a boardwalk over the protected dune areas. Interpretive panels are mounted along the fence.
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1200 Sunset Blvd.
North Cape May NJ
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