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

Address:
536 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ
Directions:
From tip of Cape May, head west along Sunset Blvd. Tower on left before beach.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Adults $8, 3-12 $5.
RA Rates:
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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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