In 1942, eleven towers were built in southern Delaware to watch for the approach of enemies. Today they stand as reminders to the threat that once loomed off our shores and the soldiers that manned them.

U.S. Army
Coast Artillery Branch

2nd Coast Artillery District
Location Map
Dewey Beach
North Rehoboth
Cape Henlopen
Cape Henlopen
Cape Henlopen
I started visiting the towers in the summer of 2002. My goal is to provide a web site that will allow the world to experience the beauty of these cylindrical towers (if they can't visit in person) and to have a detailed history of how they came to be.

If you have any information or stories about these towers, I'd love to hear from you so I can provide the most correct information about the towers. Please email me at

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