About The Tower

Pulpit Rock Tower


Pulpit Rock Tower stands alone as the only cylindrical reinforced concrete observation tower built by the United States Government in the World War II defense of the New Hampshire seacoast. Built in 1943, the tower is eight stories high with an observation platform on the top level.  The tower has 12” thick reinforced concrete walls, 13.5” thick reinforced concrete floors, and spiral concrete steps versus the wooden ladder system found in most towers.  The top two levels are reached only by ladder.   Pulpit Rock Tower once had electric lighting and a dedicated telephone line to Ft. Dearborn (Odiorne Pint State Park.) Pulpit Rock Tower is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  It also was selected by the NH Preservation Alliance as one of the 2010 “Seven to Save”, a select list of seven endangered properties in NH. The Friends of Pulpit Rock Tower, Inc. have been working to “save” the tower.

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