Sherlock Holmes Weekend

March 18-20 and Nov. 4-6, 2016

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 Case of Melpomene's Mask

For many years now, Dr. Watson has been telling his tales to the audience in the auditorium of the Horatio Theatre. Now the audience will have the chance to solve a case with this classic theater as the setting.

You think this may be too simple for you? Well. remember in theater, as well as with Sherlock Holmes, nothing is ever as it seems. The play is the thing.... to catch a killer.

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. 



Nov. 6-7 at 8:00PM

Before television and the Internet, people sat eagerly by the radio to hear the latest dramas and comedies.  Many radio shows were performed in front of an audience as they were being sent live, across the "airways."  ELTC invites you to be part of our radio audience as we take you back to those days of live sound effects, commercials, and actors portraying several roles to make the tales come to life. 
 This year, we're offering two NEW mysteries back-to-back on the same night, with the same cast of seven going from Holmes’ Victorian England, to Carter’s Manhattan during World War II.
In The Adventure of the Red-Headed League, Sherlock Holmes must learn why Ezekiah Hopkins, of Lebanon, PA, left money in his will to start a club for only men with red hair. In The Voice of Crime, the illusive "Vox" announces he will pay Nick Carter if Nick discovers where his next robbery will occur. The Red-Headed League is adapted from the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story by Gayle Stahlhuth.  Aired on April 18, 1943, The Voice of Crime is the original script for the 2nd Carter radio show, written by Walter Gibson and Edward Gruskin, who wrote numerous detective scripts for the radio.

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Tickets (except as noted): $30 general; $25 senior (age 62); $15 students; ages 12 and under 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 & November)

The Queen Victoria

102 Ocean St., Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-8702 -

(March only)