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Cape May, New Jersey: Climb the Anti-Sub Tower, See the Dummies

World War II enemy vessel lookout. Doughboy-helmeted coastal artillery dummies staff strategic levels of concrete anti-sub Fire Control Tower 23. Built 1942; restored 2012. Bronze "eternal flame" veterans memorial outside its base.

Cape May Point State Park

536 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ
From tip of Cape May, head west along Sunset Blvd. Tower on left before beach.
Daily 9-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $8, 3-12 $5.
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Climb the Anti-Sub Tower, See the Dummies

Cool history, beautiful view.

[Roadtrip18, 05/04/2022]

Eternally watching for German U-Boats.

Anti Sub Tower.

Climb the Anti-Sub Tower, See the Dummies

Fire Control Tower No. 23

[Sara, 06/26/2018]

This concrete coastal defense relic from World War 2 was a high vantage point to spot enemy German submarines and vessels offshore. Uniformed mannequins are arranged inside to show typical duties of America's artillery spotters.

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