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All other inquiries, please email wildwoodhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com or call us at 609-523-0277.

3907 Pacific Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260

(Between Spencer & Spicer Aves)

No admission charge. Donations gladly accepted.

**Hours of Operation"

September thru October

Thursday,Friday & Saturday 9am-2pm

October 31st is our last day open for 2019 then we close for winter

 

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we can accommodate group visits.

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**Free parking in our Pacific Ave lot next door or park on the street and ask our staff for a complimentary parking pass to avoid the hassle of feeding the parking meters. **

​© Copyright 2019 Wildwood Historical Society. Originally created by Wild Island Graphics.

Commissioned as Navy Section Base 9 in 1917, this training center stands on the site of a former amusement park that bordered the Atlantic Ocean a few miles east of Cape May. Dirigibles, submarines and minesweepers were based here during WW1. The base was used by Coast Guard patrol boats and cutters to chase rumrunners during Prohibiton in the 1920s, and protected the coastline from German U Boats during WW2. The Coast Guard took over thr facility in 1946 and in 1948 the base became the only recruit training center in the country, today graduating more than 4000 recruits per year. By Joseph E. Salvatore, MD and Joan Berkey. 

 

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Images of America: US Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May

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