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CRAFT BEER & CRAB FESTIVAL

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July 23, 2022

Mark your calendar for our annual fundraising event and come to the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for an all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer foods … steamed crabs, pulled pork, crab cakes, shrimp and hot dogs, as well as food from regional vendors.

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PAUL CULLLEN & FRIENDS

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Thursday, August 11: 6:30 PM
Emlen Physick Estate Outdoor Stage

World renowned musician Paul Cullen, formerly of Bad Company, is the headline performer with a talented trio of guest performers on Thursday, Aug. 11, for a special night of storytelling and classic hits from the man himself, unplugged on an intimate stage, in the heart of Cape May and outside, on the beautiful and historic grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Enjoy a variety of classic hits such as “Feel Like Makin‘ Love,” “Shooting Star” and more.

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MAGIC & MYSTERY HOUSE TOUR

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Victorians were fascinated with mystery and illusion and this tour through select rooms in the 1879 Physick House Museum shares that fascination. Learn about the famous Harry Houdini who captivated Victorian audiences with his intricate escapes, the Goddess of Mystery, Ionia, a Belgian beauty who Victorians worshipped for her spectacles of magic, The Great Lafayette, who became known as the world’s greatest magician, and Pepper’s Ghost, an illusion still used today, with Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and more.

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NATURAL HABITATS
TROLLEY TOUR

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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 “natural habitats” (with exits at two spots), learning about the beauty, diversity, abundance (millions of birds, butterflies, and dragonflies 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 Cape May MAC.

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FISHERMAN’S WHARF TOUR

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Take a guided tour of the Fisherman’s Wharf at the Lobster House. Learn how your seafood gets from the sea to your table and discover how Cape May has become the second largest commercial fishing port on the East Coast. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

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ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR

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See America’s only National Historic Landmark City up close on this one-hour walking tour that explores Cape May’s renowned historic district by foot. Put on your sturdy shoes and stroll along the sidewalks of streets such as Hughes Street, Howard Street and Columbia Avenue, with a knowledgeable guide to show and tell what makes Victorian Cape May so interesting. See where Victorian gamblers won or lost their shirts, where the Great Fire of 1878 burned, and learn why front porches were so important to Victorian social life.

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