• Varies by site
  • Trolley tours
  • house tours
  • festivals
  • guided and self-guided walking tours
  • Varies by site
  • Varies by site

Cape May

1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

(609) 884-5404

Cape May is the oldest seaside resort in the country and began hosting vacationers from Philadelphia who sought a healthy and pleasurable getaway in the mid 18th century Cape May is now known for its collection of Victorian period homes, second in the nation after San Francisco.

In 1976, Cape May was designated as a National Historic Landmark District for the density of its Victorian period architecture. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) interprets the town’s history through tours, exhibits, programs and annual festivals.


  • Take a trolley tour (special kids tours available)
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour
  • See the ocean views from the top of the historic 1858 Cape May lighthouse or World War II Fire Control Tower No. 23
  • Visit the Emlen Physick Estate for many tours and events and enjoy a break in the Carriage House Café and Tea Room
  • Take a boat tour
  • Attend one of the many festivals or events such as the Cape May Music Festival, Sherlock Holmes Weekend, or Victorian Weekend
  • Get a look inside a private residence on a historic house tour

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