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“Lonely but Upstanding”

World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23
Ranked #11 of 59 things to do in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
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Freehold
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95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lonely but Upstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

A little ways away from Cape May lighthouse is this WWII memorial. It is free from the outside. A nostalgic look at our pass.

Visited June 2013
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

It was nice to walk around the area & even saw the wild asparagus & cactus growing while reading about the history. I had to stay outside with our dog but my husband went to the top & took photos for us.

Visited May 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Only a few left”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

This tower is one of a few left standing from WW2 - we have climbed up in a few, from Delaware to north Jersey. Built as part of the coastal defense system in WW2, they were designed to spot, and locate, invading vessels. When I was a youngster in Cape May, we always referred to the tower in town (now gone) as the "submarine tower", but they were not restricted to that purpose.
For oldsters to reminisce, or for kids to learn history, or just for the view, climb the tower!

Visited September 2012
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MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

I am a sucker for history, especially WW2. The tower and its history was a nice little side trip for us!

Visited May 2013
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Clinton, New Jersey
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183 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Unique!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

This is one of the last of its type. They have nice panel history boards that explain it. Even though I am not really into this kind of thing, I found it interesting. There is a fee to climb up but you don't have to do this is you are also doing the Cape May lighthouse. Same view. It takes just a few minutes if you are checking out the area, it is worth the quick stop.

Visited May 2013
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