Restoration of World War II Tower 3 to begin

August 19, 2021

After 15 years of fundraising and planning, the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation, along with its partners the Fort Miles Historical Association and Delaware State Parks, announced that the restoration of World War II Artillery Fire Control Tower 3 will be moving forward this fall with a projected completion of early summer 2022. The tower is in Delaware Seashore State Park on Route 1 just south of Dewey Beach.

This effort would not have been realized without the support of many individual donors and foundations, Delaware state legislators and Delaware State Parks.

The general contractor chosen for this historic project is Delmarva Veteran Builders, the region’s only commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. armed forces veterans.

Opening Tower 3 to the general public will promote tourism, interpretive educational programs, and social events in Delaware State Parks and Coastal Delaware. Once restoration is completed, Tower 3 will serve as a tribute to armed forces veterans who have faithfully served the country, as well as members who continue in service today.

While the tower restoration is moving forward, additional funding is needed for site improvements, exhibits and signage to complete the overall project.

To make a donation or learn more about the historical importance of Tower 3, go to

The Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation is a nonprofit friends organization created to preserve, protect and enhance the Indian River Life-Saving Station, and the parks within the Delaware Seashore State Park region including the Indian River Marina, Delaware Seashore, Fenwick Island and Holts Landing State Parks. 

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