SUNSET BOULEVARD, LOWER TOWNSHIP
Closed for the season.
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.