Sherlock Holmes Weekend

March 20-22 and Nov. 6-8, 2015

The game's afoot in Victorian Cape May... Choose your weekend for a suspense-filled encounter with that inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes in the National Historic Landmark City of Cape May, New Jersey. Limited to 100 tickets each weekend.

Solve the mystery of
Sherlock Holmes and the Silver Fox

It’s the annual hunt for the members of the all-powerful in society. As they celebrate their 25th gathering, a hunt for the rare and elusive silver fox has been established. Yet, Holmes and Watson are well aware how an animal, any animal, will never betray its true nature. The question: what is the true nature of man? Or of The Woman. As the Hunt is on, the Game is afoot.

The Game's Afoot
Friday Evening: 8:30pm
Coffee and Dessert Reception
The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May
Join the great detective and his faithful assistant Dr. John Watson for the evening. It is here that the crime unfolds, and as Holmes says, "the game's afoot." A cash bar will be available. Registration begins at 7pm; seating begins at 8pm.

Search for Clues Tour
Saturday Afternoon: 1pm - 3pm
A self-guided tour of Bed and Breakfast Inns
How better to find the solution to this mystery than by visiting a selection of Cape May s Victorian treasures in a search for clues? Discover the clues and complete the answer sheet as you enjoy your self-guided tour. The Search for Clues Tour is part of the full event package or may be purchased separately for $15 per person. Anyone completing an answer sheet is eligible to win and you need not be present.

Tickets for the Search for Clue Tour may be purchased at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. For hours of operation, go to THIS WEEK IN CAPE MAY.

The Game Continues

The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May
Saturday Afternoon: 3:30-4:30pm
Why is Holmes drawn to this case? What are the larger ramifications of the case? Compare your findings to those of the famous detective. How are you faring in your search? Have you matched wits with Mr. Holmes or are you on track to become this year's clueless wonder?

Holmes Unlocks The Mystery!
The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May
Sunday Afternoon: 12:30pm
Be seated at 12noon and enjoy a hearty lunch before Holmes and Watson reveal the solution. Is there a villian among us still? How well did you fare in your search? Once the mystery is solved, the winners will be announced and prizes awarded. 

Congratulations to November's Grand Prize Winner David Danishefsky. 
In addition to coming in with the highest score, David used the occasion of Sherlock Holmes Weekend to proposed to his girlfriend Susan Tarapchak. David and Susan have been coming to the Sherlock Holmes Weekend for four years.

Congratulations to November's Clueless Wonder Kathy Horlebein, who promises to come back next year to try again.


Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches
NOVEMBER 7 & 8: 8:PM
HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, East Lynne Theater Company's popular vintage-radio style production, with live sound effects and commercials, now with two great detectives! Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches about a governess in peril, and Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo, in which Manhattan millionaires are missing. The same six actors perform both shows back-to-back on the same night!

While Sherlock Holmes was solving crimes in England, Nick Carter was busy in Manhattan. Carter first appeared as the hero in a serialized novel, The Old Detective’s Pupil, in the “New York Weekly” in 1886 – a year before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes’ first caper, A Study in Scarlet. In 1930, the Sherlock Holmes radio series began with The Speckled Band, and in 1943, the Nick Carter series was launched with The Strange Dr. Devolo. While Copper Beeches is not the original script by Edith Meiser (this one is adapted by Gayle Stahlhuth), The Strange Dr. Devolo IS the original script.

The Nick Carter Detective character, copyright, and trademarks are owned by Conde Nast. Used with permission.


Location: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May

Tickets: $25; $15 student; anyone age 12 and under is free.

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Full weekend packages are available at $200 per couple or $105 per person. Full Weekend Packages include the Welcome Reception, Search for Clues Tour, Performances and Lunch. Sherlock Holmes Weekend packages DO NOT include accommodations or the East Lynne Theater Company performance. The Full Weekend Package, including accommodations, starts at $563 (per couple) and also includes a dining certificate good at a selection of Cape May restaurants. See list below of participating accommodations and call 609-884-5404, ext. 1-115 for details.

$15 ADULTS, $10 CHILDREN (AGES 3-12)




Bedford Inn

805 Stockton Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204

(609) 884-4158 –

(March & November)


Blue Rose Inn

653 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204

609-435-5468 –

(November only)

Carroll Villa Hotel

19 Jackson St., Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-9619 -

(March & November)


Inn of Cape May

7 Ocean St., Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-5555 –

(November only)


Leith Hall

22 Ocean St., Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-1934 –

(March only)

The Queen Victoria

102 Ocean St., Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-8702 -

(March only)