Open daily from 11am – 3 pm

In 2009, Cape May MAC opened Fire Control Tower No. 23 to the public after an award-winning restoration. Visitors can climb the six floors and view interpretive panels and exhibits along the way, learning about the role Cape May played during World War II. Part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles, the World War II Lookout Tower has played 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, Del. 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 state park offers many amenities for nature lovers and family fun.

$8 adults
$5 children (ages 3-12)
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World War II Lookout Tower & Cape May Lighthouse

$18 adults
$12 children (ages 3-12)

*Discounted admissions available at World War II Lookout Tower or Cape May Lighthouse


Virtual Armed Forces Day & Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony

May 15, 2021: 11am

In 2021, Armed Forces Day and Peace Officers Memorial Day fall on the same day, Saturday, May 15. Join us online for a pre-recorded virtual ceremony honoring veterans and the military and fallen peace officers, led by Cape May County Commissioner Jeffrey Pierson. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower, an affinity group of Cape May MAC.

Video will post here the morning of the event.

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