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  • Ghost Walk with Craig McManus

    Tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.  Please present your ticket at the Information Booth before the start of the tour.

    Skeptics turn into believers as you follow psychic medium and Ghost Writer Craig McManus on a one-hour walking tour, and listen as he talks about  the paranormal activity he has experienced at a variety of properties along the way. 

  • Emlen Physick Estate Tour

    The Emlen Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington St in Cape May. Please remember your tour is valid for the selected time on your ticket. Please present your ticket to the Visitor Services Associate in the Carriage House of the Estate prior to the tour.

  • Historic Haunts Combo Tour

    Combine the Ghost of Cape May Trolley Tour (30 minutes) with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate (30 minutes) to learn about the Victorians' fascination with spiritualism and today's method of "ghost hunting." Tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.  Please present your ticket at the Information Booth prior to the start of the tour.

  • Historic Haunts House Tour

    Visit the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate to learn about the Victorians' fascination with spiritualism and today's method of "ghost hunting."  30 minutes tour of first and second floors of the museum. First floor accessible. Begins at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Please present your ticket to the Visitor Services Associate in the Carriage House at the Estate.

  • Physick Estate Children's Tour

    Youngsters will see what life was like more than 100 years ago on a tour of this 1879 house museum, geared especially for 5-10 year-olds. Tour takes place at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Please present your ticket to the Visitor Services Associate in the Carriage House at the Estate.

  • Historic District Trolley Tour

    A 45 minute guided tour with entertaining and enlightening stories about the nation's oldest seaside resort and how it survived. Accessible trolley available with advance notification. Tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.  Please present your ticket at the Information Booth prior to the start of the tour.

  • Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour

    A 30-minute evening ride through the haunted streets of Cape May as a guide recounts the paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus. Accessible trolley available with advanced notice. Tour generally begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.  Please present your ticket at the Information Booth prior to the start of the tour.  *Tours on Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 leave from the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

     

     

  • Children's Trolley Ride

    A fun ride geared especially for 3-7 year olds.  This 30 minute ride begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Please present your ticket at the Information Booth before the start of the tour.

  • Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour

    Narrated trolley tour along Beach Avenue through the "new Cape May" of the early 1900s. Guides tell the history of the expansion of the city at the turn of the 20th century.  Approximately 40 minutes. Tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.  Please present your ticket at the Information Booth prior to the start of the tour.

  • Chocolate Lovers Feast at the Washington Inn

    The ultimate feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy an all chocolate dessert buffet at the Washington Inn. The Washington Inn is located at 801 Washington Street. There is limited street parking. Beverages can be purchased for an additional fee.

     

    If you would like to sit with another party, please email jcorkery@capemaymac.org or call 609-224-6027 so we can make the appropriate seating arrangements. We may not be able to honor your request the day of the event.

  • Brunch & Bingo at the Beach

    Includes buffet brunch, 10 rounds of BINGO and a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes and the Cotton Company. Prizes for BINGO winners. The event is held at Aleathea's restaurant, 7 Ocean St.

     

    If you would like to sit with another party, please email jcoyle@capemaymac.org or call 609-224-6027 so we can make the appropriate seating arrangements. We may not be able to honor your request the day of the event.

  • Jazz Brunch at the Estate

    Jazz brunch comes to the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate! Linger over a Sunday morning brunch buffet as you listen to live jazz from The Great American Songbook.

     

    If you would like to sit with another party, please email jcoyle@capemaymac.org or call 609-224-6027 so we can make the appropriate seating arrangements. We may not be able to honor your request the day of the event.

  • Murder Mystery Dinner

    An interactive dinner theater-type program.  Guests enjoy a 4-course dinner as the mystery unfolds around you in the dining room of Aleathea's at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Present your tickets at the door.

     If you would like to sit with another party, please email jcoyle@capemaymac.org or call 609-224-6027 so we can make the appropriate seating arrangements. We may not be able to honor your request the day of the event.

  • Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour

    A 45 minute tour to the points of interest in and around Cape May geared to first time visitors or those not familiar with Cape May's sites. Tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.  Please present your ticket at the Information Booth prior to the start of the tour.

  • Around Cape Island Cruise

    A 2 hour narrated boat cruise through the harbor, inlet, ocean and bay with information on the history of the resort and area marine life.  Present your ticket upon arrival at the Miss Chris Marina 1218 Wilson Drive.

  • Cape May Whale & Dolphin Cruise

    A 3 hour ocean voyage aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to observe the marine life. Cruise departs from the Miss Chris Marina, 1218 Wilson Drive.  Please present your ticket upon arrival.

  • Cape May Wine Trail

    Spend the afternoon visiting Cape May County's wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Board the MAC trolley, which will shuttle you to Willow Creek Winery for a tour and tasting. Lunch will then be provided at a local restaurant depending upon the date of your tour.. Then off to two or three local wineries -- Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Natali Vineyard 

  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend

    You can pick up your registration packet beginning at 8pm on Friday evening at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Your registration packet will include the tickets for the events as well as instructions for the weekend. If you are not able to pick up your packet on Friday evening, you can pick it up at the Physick Estate's Hill House office, 1048 Washington Street, after 9am on Saturday.

    All three performances will be held at the Inn of Cape May. There is parking in the hotel lot across from the lobby entrance and free street parking around the hotel. On Friday, seating will begin at 8pm. Desserts and coffee will be served before the performance, which begins at 8:30pm. On Saturday, you will tour a selection of Cape May's Bed & Breakfast inns and search for the clues to solve the mystery, and then return to the Inn of Cape May to enjoy the second act of the play, along with light refreshments. If you are with a group of people, but making separate reservations, please let us know so we can seat your group together.

    The weekend will close with a 12pm lunch on Sunday where you'll learn "who done it" but, more importantly, "who won it." The doors will open at 11:30am. If you have any dietary concerns for the lunch, please call 800-275-4278, ext. 115, as soon as possible so we can accommodate your needs.

  • Sherlock Holmes Search for Clues

    Find the solution to the mystery by visiting a selection of Cape May's Victorian treasures in search for clues.  Discover the clues and complete the answer sheet as you enjoy your self-guided tour.

  • Harbor Safari

    See Cape May's beach and marsh habitat and learn about the wonder and beauty of the plants and animals found there with a marine biologist from the Nature Center of Cape May as your guide. Begins at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave.  Please present your ticket upon arrival.

  • Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour

     

    Ride through the haunted streets of Cape May as a guide recounts the paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus. Accessible trolley available with advanced notice. *Tours on Oct. 13, 20 & 27 leave from the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

     

  • Beachcombing at the Cove

    Explore the ocean beach and dunes at the cove. Search the shallows and see exactly what you've been swimming with and comb the shoreline for the sea's treasures with a Naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May. Present your ticket to the Naturalist at the 2nd Street Pavilion on the beachfront.

  • Behind the Walls & Under the Crawls Trolley Tour

    A tour for those who want to know "How did they Do that?"  Discover how new invention and technological marvels of the 19th c. came to Cape May, and how the city remains historically charming today while embracing modern change.  Tour starts at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.  Please present your ticket at the Information Booth before the start of the tour.

  • Cape Mayhem & Victorian Oddities Trolley Tour

    Headless photography? Electric Corsets? Coffin Torpedoes? Explore some of the strange concepts popular at the end of the 19th century on this 30 minute trolley tour. Tour starts at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Please present your ticket at the Information Booth before the start of the tour. *Tours on Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 leave from the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

  • Christmas Candlelight House Tour

    Experience the high point of Cape May’s holiday season during these self-guided walking tours, which feature:

    • Homes, inns, hotels & churches specially decorated for the holidays
    • Christmas caroling and strolling musicians, trees and garland & good old-fashioned cheer
    • Hospitality centers with warm beverages & home-baked goodies
    • Admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, and to “An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years” exhibit in the Carroll Gallery
    • Limited trolley shuttle service provided.
  • Lunch & Learn

    Bring a brown bag lunch (beverage provided) to either the Cape May United Methodist Church or Cape May Lutheran Church and spend an hour with a lecture and discussion on a variety of topics.

  • Chefs' Dine-Around

    Dine Around Dinners begin with meeting the Trolley at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., where there is ample parking in the lot behind the estate. The Trolley leaves promptly at 6pm. Please remember there is a very tight schedule to maintain to accommodate all the restaurants and their reservation systems, so please be on time. The trolley must depart at 6pm sharp.

    During your dinner you will experience the ambiance and flavor of five of Cape May's finest restaurants paired with a sampling of fine wines from either a particular vineyard or purveyor. If you have a dietary concern, please contact Janice Corkery at jcorkery@capemaymac.org 

  • Fisherman's Wharf Tour

    Discover how your seafood gets from ocean to table on this 45 minute walking tour along the Lobster House commercial fishing dock.  Tour begins on the Lobster House dock, 906 Schellengers Landing Rd.  Please present your ticket upon arrival.

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Enjoy a breakfast buffet while visiting with Santa. Breakfast with Santa is held at the Aleathea's Restaurant located at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. There are only a limited number of high chairs available. If you are bringing very young children who will not be eating BUT need a space for a high chair, please call Janice Coyle at 609-224-6027 to make the appropriate arrangements.

    If you would like to sit with another party, please email jcoyle@capemaymac.org or call 609-224-6027 so we can make the appropriate seating arrangements. We may not be able to honor your request the day of the event.

    Please make sure you have selected the correct date before placing your ticket order. 

  • The Chalfonte's Civil War Dinner Package

    A storytelling presentation of both the Northern and Southern dimensions of the Chalfonte's history presented by a Chalfonte staff member and illustrated by artifacts in their Civil War history room, followed by a Southern Fried Chicken Dinner in the Magnolia Room. Please bring your ticket to the Chalfonte hotel located at 301 Howard St in Cape May.

  • The Keeper's On Duty

    The Keeper of the Cape May Lighthouse presents an informative talk on the history and lore of the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. Takes place in the Education Center at Cape May Point State Park. FREE ADMISSION.

  • Lighthouse Storytime

    Free program! Readings from lighthouse, seashore and maritime literature are designed for younger children. Takes place in the Education Center at Cape May Point State Park.

  • Nuts & Bolts Tour of the Physick Estate

    Discover the inner workings of the 1879 Emlen Physick House on a tour that focuses on the mechanical systems that made things run. Tour takes place at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Please present your ticket to the Visitor Services Associate in the Carriage House at the Estate before the start of the tour.

  • Gourmet Brunch Walk

    Stroll through a portion of Cape May's Historic District on this guided walking tour ending at the famous Mad Batter restaurant for a gourmet brunch. Tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Please present your ticket at the Information Booth before the start of the tour.

  • Historic District Walking Tour

    Enjoy a 1 hour stroll with an entertaining guide and have an up-close,look at the Victorian architecture that lines the streets of this National Landmark City. Tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.  Please present your ticket at the Information Booth prior to the start of the tour.

  • Angel of the Sea Guided Tour

    Take a 30 minute guided tour of one of Cape May's most charming historic Bed & Breakfast Inns. Angel of the Sea is located at 5 Trenton Ave. Present your ticket at the start of the tour.

  • Flights of Cheese: Cheeses From Around the World

    Enjoy a tour of the cheese world with Seaside Cheese Owner, Stephen White. Includes soup, salad, a cheese sampling, and dessert.

  • Grilling at the Vineyard

     

    Enjoy grilling on the crushpad with chef Lucas Manteca and wine maker Todd Wuerker. Hang out with Todd and Lucas and their families on their day off. Taste some of Todd's favorite wines from the Hawk Haven cellar paired with chef Lucas' creations.

     

    Please present your ticket at Hawk Haven Vineyard located at 600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande, NJ 08242

     

     

     

  • Champagne Jazz Brunch at Aleathea's Restaurant

    Enjoy a leisurely brunch with a glass of champagne as you listen to a live jazz performance. Please present your ticket at Aleathea's restaurant located inside the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. in Cape May, NJ 08204.

  • Clueless at the Physick Estate

    New mystery for 2018! A local suffragette takes her mission too far when she breaks into the mayor's house with her group of protestors. When the police arrive expecting a simple case of trespassing, everyone discovers that something much more sinister has happened. Somewhere beneath all of the family secrets and political agendas lies a motive, and somewhere in the house lies a killer. Can you find out who it is and bring them to justice before they strike again?

  • Cape May Lighthouse

    Climb 199 steps in this 1859 structure to the watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape & Delaware Bay! The Cape May Lighthouse is located at Cape May Point State Park.

  • World War II Lookout Tower

    Climb the fully restored tower and learn about the "war at the shore" and the defense of the Delaware River and Bay from enemy invasion! The World War II Lookout Tower is located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, near Cape May Point.

  • Grand Lighthouse Cruise "Delaware Bay Adventure"

    Visit 7 off-shore lighthouses aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to learn the unique history of each. Cruise includes breakfast and lunch buffets. The cruise departs from the Miss Chris Marina, 1218 Wilson Drive. Parking on site, please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. Approx. 5 hr.

  • Brunch Walk

    A 1 hour walk through Cape May's Historic District ending at the historic Aleathea's Restaurant where you'll enjoy a breakfast buffet. Begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, located at the junction of Washington and Ocean Streets.

  • Seance at the Physick Estate

    Join Ghost Writer Craig McManus inside the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate as he seeks to channel spirits from the past.

  • East Lynne Theater Company
    East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) is a proven destination for theater lovers who crave the adventure of discovery.  By bringing the American Spirit to the stage with its blend of provocative premieres and timeless classics, this award-winning Equity professional theater provides a portal to the past for a better understanding of the present.
     
    Please bring your ticket to The First Presbyterian Church located at 500 Hughes St in Cape May. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

     

  • MAC Annual Raffle
  • Mad Batter Beer Dinner

    Thank you for purchasing tickets for the Mad Batter Beer Dinner. Please bring your ticket to the Mad Batter located 19 Jackson Street.

  • Mad Batter Wine Dinner

    Thank you for your purchase of the Mad Batter Wine Dinner. Please bring your tickets to the Mad Batter restaurant 19 Jackson St.

     

     

  • Holiday Inns Tour

    Get into the Christmas spirit as you tour three of Cape May's festively decorated Bed & Breakfast Inns and private homes. Please bring your ticket to the Washington Street Mall Information Booth located at the junction of Washington and Ocean Streets in so you can get a copy of the map.

  • Lamplighter Christmas House Tour

    An evening tour of five of Cape May's finest Bed & Breakfast inns and private homes, decorated for the holidays. Also includes the Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate where you will see "An Old Fashioned Christmas" exhibit and enjoy holiday refreshments. Please bring your ticket to the Washington Street Mall Information Booth located at the junction of Washington and Ocean Streets in Cape May to pick up a copy of the map.

  • Santa's Trolley Ride

    Stories and songs, led by Mrs. Claus, as you travel through the festive streets of Cape May. Ride begins and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate -approx. 30 minutes.

  • Holiday Lights Trolley Ride

    Ride through Cape May's Historic District to see festively decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas decorations, lead sing-alongs and play Christmas music. Rides begin and end on Ocean Street at the Washington Street Mall except Nov. 17 which begins and ends at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

  • Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Ride

    Hear tales of Christmas spirits presented by a member of East Lynne Theater Company as you ride through Cape May's festively decorated streets. Rides begin and end on Ocean St. at the Washington St. Mall except on Nov. 17, when rides start at the Physick Estate.

  • Evening Yuletide House Tour

    A 30-minute guided tour of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, decorated in authentic style for a Victorian Christmas. Includes holiday refreshments and An Old Fashioned Christmas exhibit in the Carroll Gallery.

  • Evening Yuletide Tour

    Enjoy a Holiday Lights Trolley Ride combined with a guided tour of the first floor rooms of the Emlen Physick Estate, authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Includes refreshments and An Old Fashioned Christmas exhibit in the Carroll Gallery. Tours begin and end on Ocean St. at the Washington St. Mall.

  • Physick Family Christmas House Tour

    Step back in time to Christmas of more than 100 years ago on this living history tour of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, presented through the eyes of a Physick family member in the early 1900s.

  • Physick Estate Christmas Tour
  • Phantoms of the Physick Estate: “The Curse of H.H. Holmes”

    Phantoms of the Physick Estate: “The Curse of H.H. Holmes” 

     

    In the last years of the 19th century, a demon roamed freely across the streets of Chicago. H. H. Holmes was America's first serial killer. Nowtwo new artifacts from this madman have materialized at the Physick Estate, but they bring with them a terrible darkness... Are you brave enough to face it?"

     

    *This is an immersive theatrical performance that includes scary images, strobe lights, and other effects. Audience discretion is advised.*

  • Show Us Your Undies

    Living history presenters from Grand Oak Plantation present an overview (or under-view!) of Victorian clothing and foundations, from day dresses to ball gowns, displayed on live models with commentary, accompanied by a delicious brunch.

  • Cape May on Fire
  • Friends of the World War II Tower

    Celebrate Veteran's Day with the March King!

     John Philip Sousa returns to Cape May to visit with the Friends of the WWII Tower as we honor our gallant Veterans.  He will favor us with his thrilling music, and will relate his inspirations for their composition.  

     

     

  • Phantoms of the Physick Estate: Victorian Spiritualism

    Victorians were fascinated by Spiritualism and the occult. Visit the “haunted” Physick Estate and learn from your guide about this Victorian obsession. You will even hear some of the electronic voice phenomena (EVPs) that 21st century technology has captured within these walls, and understand why it is reputed to host more than just the living.

  • A Day in Cape May Package

    Thank you for your purchase of A Day in Cape May. Please bring your receipt to either the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or to the Hill House business office located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Please call 609-884-5404 for any questions or for hours of operation.

    You will receive your packet with vouchers available for the tour and activities. You present the vouchers for the next available tour. Transportation is NOT provided between venues.

  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Shuttle
  • Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt

    Have an adventure at the Emlen Physick Estate! Use our map to explore the grounds while looking for the answers to this educational scavenger hunt. Turn in your answer sheet a the Carriage House Museum Shop and receive a prize! offered daily. Purchase tickets at the Carriage House Museum Shop.

  • Cape May Designer House Tour

    A self-guided tour of four of Cape May's finest privately-owned homes, showcasing the creativity of local and regional designers. You may pick up your program book at any one of the houses on the day of the tour, or at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Carriage House Visitors Center or the Hill House office at the Physick Estate. You may visit the homes in any order you like.

    Enjoy this wonderful tour!

  • An Afternoon of Victorian Parlor Games

    Gather your friends or come on your own for cheese and bottles of Cape May Winery wine is available to purchase and join in the fun during “An Afternoon of Victorian Parlor Games” at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom. Play games Victorians played in the parlor, including such favorites as “Charades,” and others you might not have heard of, such as “Pass the Slipper.”

  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Join us for our annual celebration as we light the tree at the Emlen Physick Estate

  • Dept. 56 Dickens Village Exhibit

    A huge collection of Dept. 56 Dickens Village is displayed beneath the boughs of a giant Christmas tree in the Carroll Gallery.

  • Cheery Cherry House Christmas Tour

    Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of this private home on historic Hughes St. while viewing Christmas themed decor throughout the house. Present your ticket at 637 Hughes St.

  • Hill House Business Office
  • Dinner & Full Moon Climb

    Board the trolley at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street and enjoy a ride to the Red Store in Cape May Point where you will experience the Chef's Tasting menu. After dinner, the trolley will take you to the Cape May Lighthouse for an exclusive climb to see the full moon, weather permitting.

     

    If you have any dietary concerns, please contact jcoyle@capemaymac.org or 609-224-6027.

  • Underground Railroad Trolley Tour

    Join the Center for Community Arts' (CCA) Community History Committee on a trolley tour of the places where escaped slaves sought refuge and help to continue their journeys to freedom.  Hear the stories and visit some of the places connected with the Underground Railroad, including: a look at the Owen Coachman House; a walk in a historic cemetery where our earliest free Black settlers are buried; and a glimpse of the summer home of Stephen Smith, a leading businessman, abolitionist and unsung hero of the Underground Railroad. Learn how Harriet Tubman found Cape May as a resource for earning money to fund her work.

    No rest rooms are available during this 2-hour tour.

  • Cape May's Wild Side Trolley Tour

    Beyond the charming Victorian homes and sandy beaches, Cape May is world famous for its birdwatching, monarch migration and natural history.  Join Cape May Bird Observatory naturalists on a trolley tour to local “hotspots” (with exits at several stops), learning about the diversity, abundance (millions of birds pass through each year), geography and extensive history of this amazing spectacle.  Relax and be entertained in the birding capital of North America.  Co-sponsored by New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities. 

  • Friends of the Cape May Music Festival
  • Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom

    You may dine in the original horse stalls of the Carriage House, or under the patio tent.  If you're in a hurry, everything can be ordered to go, and there's a Grab & Go case for quick sandwiches, wraps, desserts or drinks. Free parking!

  • Cape May Bike Tour Book
  • Graveyard, Ghosts & Mansion Combo Tour

     

     October 25, 2018: 6:00pm

    New in 2017:  Take a trolley ride to the Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, to spend time at the graves of the Dr. Emlen Physick and his family.  At the graveyard and upon your return to the Physick Estate, listen to EVPs that have been recorded by staff.  Then join the guides in the Physick Estate, hear stories of paranormal activity in the house that have been reported by staff and tour goers, followed by a discussion of discoveries with those who know this house intimately.  Approx. two hours: tour begins and ends at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. 

  • Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate
  • Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate
  • Cape May Gift Certificates

    Thank you for purchasing Cape May Gift Certificates. We will be sending out the actual gift certificate(s) in the mail shortly, along with a list of participating vendors. There is a $2.50 fee, per gift certificate, for processing online.

    Should you have any questions, please call 609-884-5404 and we will further assist you.

     

     

  • Dept. 56 Halloween Exhibit

    If you love Halloween and Dept. 56, you won't want to miss seeing this great collection displayed on the Physick house entry porch. Dozens of skeletons, ghosts and spooky characters beckon for you to visit them!. Free admission. Daily in October

  • Lucky Bones Lunch & Learn

    Thank you for your ticket purchase. Today's lecture is being held at Lucky Bones Grille, 1200 NJ Route 109 Cape May.

    Doors open at 11:30am and the lecture begins at 12pm. Salad and pizza buffet included. Beverages available for purchase.

  • Moonlight Trolley Ride
  • Wine Blending & Pairing at Cape May Winery

    Wine Blending & Paring at Cape May Winery.

    Guests will learn how to blend wines and enjoy light plates. Wine blending and tasting included.

  • Lessons of History: Roosevelt and Churchill: The Friendship That Saved the World

    “Roosevelt and Churchill: The Friendship that Saved the World” insightfully shows how the interaction of these two men impacted their times and altered the course of history.

  • Tea & Confessions: An Expose of Victorian Spiritualism

    Enjoy an afternoon tea while learning about the history, truth and fiction, of Victorian Spiritualism.

  • Taste of Cape May Kitchen Tour

    New in 2019! Homeowners and restaurateurs team up to show off luxurious kitchens and delicious creations on this self-guided tour of the kitchens in Cape May area homes. The kitchens are the stars; each will inspire you with ideas for your own kitchen, and each kitchen features amuse-bouches prepared by some of Cape May's renowned chefs.  Pick up your program map  from the Hill House Office or Carriage House Visitors Center at the Physick Estate, or at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Tour begins at 11am and ends at 3pm

  • Vintage Vaudeville Revue

    Enjoy an evening of Vaudeville style performances with the Sweet Sirens.

  • The Art of Dining

    Enjoy an afternoon with the curator of the Emlen Physick Estate, Gail Capehart, as she describes and demonstrates how Victorians got ready for meals. Afternoon tea at the Carriage House Cafe included.

  • Carroll Gallery Exhibit: THE ICONIC CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE From the pages of "The First Resort"

    Illuminating the darkness over the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay for 160 years, Cape May’s lighthouse is the third beacon to guide mariners through the tumultuous waters at the confluence of the ocean and bay. Memories and historic images abound, from the keepers who dedicated their lives to maintaining the light, the MAC preservationists who restored it, and all those who’ve relied upon it for more than a century and a half. Free admission.

  • Fisherman's Wharf Tour & Lunch

    Discover how your seafood gets from ocean to table on this tour along the Lobster House. After the tour, enjoy a cup of clam chowder and choice of lobster salad sandwich or chicken sandwich served with French fries and cole slaw.

     

     

  • Good Earth Organic Eatery Dinner

    Enjoy a brief lecture about healthy eating and the impact of your overall health. A four course vegan dinner follows including, soup, salad, entree and dessert.

  • Cape May Airport Tour

    Enjoy a visit to the Cape May Airport and enjoy some of the local businesses including Naval Air Station Wildwood, Cape May Peanut Butter, Cape May Olive Oil, the Taco Shop and Cape May Brewery.

  • Small Bites & Flights Pairing Dinner with Mudhen Brewing Co.

    Enjoy a tour of the Mudhen Brewing Co followed by the Mudhen's Flagship Flight and Brewer's Choice Flight. Chef's choice of small bites to be paired with each flight.

  • A Day in the Life with Dr. Physick
  • The Roofs of Cape May Lecture in the Cafe
  • Drunken History: Cocktail Tales and the Story of How We Drink

    (Includes a boxed lunch)

    What do Jack Daniel and Johnnie Walker have to do with Arthur Rimbaud?  They all share a part of our long standing history of imbibing. Take a journey into the intoxicating world of libations and mixology as we discuss the Victorian birth and evolution of the drinks and cocktails we know and love today.

  • Victorian Killers and Monsters in the Cafe

    (Includes refreshments in the Café)

    The Victorian Era brought us Dracula, Mr. Hyde, the Mummy and the Invisible Man, but fact is more terrifying than fiction in the era that brought us serial killers like Jack the Ripper, murderers like the infamous Lizzie Borden and monsters like H.H. Holmes.  Learn all about the horrors of the Victorian Era.  If you dare!

  • Tales from the Dark Side (of Victorian Life) at Nauti Spirits

    (Includes a boxed lunch)

    A fascination with the bizarre was as in fashion as white linin in the age also known as the heyday of the Freak Show. From the midway to St. Bart’s pathology museum, and the headlines ripped from horror novels, exhumation, hauntings,demonic possessions.  A dark ribbon threads the lacework of Victorian history.

  • Tombs, Tunes and Tales with Professor Gravesounds and Mary Shelley in the Cafe

    A live (undead), scary tales and music extravaganza.  The ghouls you love and the tunes they love pair together in a spooky celebration of all things that go bump in the night.

  • Behind The Scenes H.H. Holmes: The Monster Behind the Man

    Behind the Scenes tour

     

    Behind the Scenes H.H. Holmes : The Monster Behind the Man

    The world over knows the name of the notorious Jack The Ripper, the madman who terrorized London in 1888. But here in the dark streets of Chicago there lurked another monster perhaps even more sinister than 'Ol Jack. Join us as we dive into the depraved depths of the life of H.H.Holmes. America's First Serial Killer.

  • Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse: The Whalers Cottage at Batts Lane Fundraiser

    The Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse, invite you to join us for our fundraiser at The Whalers Cottages at Batts Lane, 1017 Batts Lane, Lower Township.  It will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  The mission of the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse is to preserve the legacy of our silent sentinels and to raise awareness of these historic landmarks for generations to come.   

    Enjoy an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres by Kara’s Catering and music by The Herb Moore Duo.  You will also get to tour the beautiful Whalers Cottages at Batts Lane, a meticulously restored antebellum home of a free Black landowner erected before the Civil War.   

     

     

  • Physick Estate Self-guided Tour

    Enjoy the 1879 Physick Estate Victorian House Museum at your own pace. Take time to speak with the guides throughout the house to learn more about the things that interest you most. Last entry at 3:45, museum closes at 4:15.

  • Whalers Cottages at Batts Lane Self-guided Tour
     New in 2019!  Your chance to tour the two beautifully restored, historic cottages that
    Chris & Dave Clemans  have just donated to MAC!  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Owen Coachman House  incorporates a c. 1700 “Whalers Cottage” — one of the oldest surviving structures in Cape May County. It was moved to this site in 1846 by Owen Coachman, a free Black man who purchased land here for a farm. A tour of this site brings to life the important story of our county’s free African American community in the years before the Civil War.