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THE GARDENS OF CAPE MAY TOUR

Private home garden

Saturday June 12, 2021: 1pm – 4pm

This self-guided tour is your invitation to step past the frontage and explore the private plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s natural areas and most dedicated gardeners. See both public and private gardens and take home ideas for your own gardens. Smell and see what’s blooming and flourishing in several different seashore locations dominated by sunlight, ocean breezes, sand and salt, but each uniquely situated.

Tickets $20

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THE CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Cape May Music Festival Logo on an image of Violins

May & June, 2021

Celebrating 32 years of bringing beautiful music to Cape May, the Cape May Music Festival presents classical, chamber, jazz and more each year. This year will feature a variety of virtual performances as well as in-person performances on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate.

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BACKSTREETS & BYWAYS CITY TOUR

NEW Public Tour!

Presented by Cape May MAC’s knowledgeable guides, with professional drivers, this 90-minute breezy public tour by electric cart departs from the Emlen Physick Estate and takes you off the beaten trail along routes not usually traveled: Cape May’s “back streets and byways.” Discover the fascinating history of Cape Island, from its maritime and agricultural roots to its designation as a national historic landmark city and much more. The cart will make two planned stops along the way for photo opportunities.

Tickets $50

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CLUELESS AT THE PHYSICK ESTATE & DINNER AT VINTAGE

Enjoy at 5:30pm dinner seating at Vintage followed by a 7pm tour of “Clueless at the Physick Estate: Hook, Line & Sinker”. This season’s “whodunit” mystery dramatically unfolds as you travel through the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. Can you solve this mystery before someone else vanishes?

$45 adults
$35 children (ages 3-12)

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MAGIC & MYSTERY HOUSE TOUR

A women dressed in victorian clothes looking through a vintage projector

Take a step back in time to the Victorian Era in this 1879 restored mansion and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with magic, illusion, the mysterious and the odd. Hear about the Great Lafayette, the world’s greatest magician; Houdini, the astounding escape artist; Ionia, he Goddess of Mystery; Pepper’s Ghost, is it real, or just an Illusion? Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and much more! Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing; advance tickets recommended.

$20 adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)

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PAINTED LADIES, PORCHES, & MORE WALKING TOUR

Victorian style porch located in cape may new jersey

Take a walk from the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate to the Washington Street Mall with a knowledgeable guide and experience charming Cape May, a National Historic Landmark city, up close. Delight in beautiful gardens as you learn about Victorian architecture and Cape May’s colorful history along the way. Discover the interesting features of various Victorian styles and learn why front porches were so important to Victorian social customs. Tour lasts 45 minutes. Comfortable shoes recommended.

$15 adults
$10 children (ages 3-12)

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