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BACKSTREETS & BYWAYS CITY 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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SUMMER THEATER

Cape May MAC has partnered with several theater companies and acting groups this summer. Catch a play on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate, take a theatrical immersive house tour, or check out one of the performances by Cape May’s East Lynne Theater company.

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GRAVEYARDS, GHOSTS & MANSION

COMBO TOUR

Doctor Emlen Physick dessed in a top hat and victorian coat stnading next to his gravestone that says Physick

Take a trolley ride to the Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery to spend some time at the graves of the Dr. Emlen Physick and his family. At the graveyard and upon your return to the Physick Estate, you’ll listen to EVPs recorded by the staff. Approx. two hours; tour begins and ends at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Tickets $40

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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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SPIRITS & ODDITIES TROLLEY TOUR

Headless photography? Electric corsets?  Coffin torpedoes? You won’t believe some of the strange beliefs, oddities, fads and superstitions of the Victorians. Hear stories on this trolley tour from Cape May’s history that bring to life the bizarre, the unexplained or the just plain weird. This tour explores some of the strange beliefs, superstitions, oddities, fads, curiosities and mysteries from the end of the 19th century.  Hear stories from Cape May’s history that are bizarre, unexplained or just downright weird!  Begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop.

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

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