Throughout the year, the Carroll Gallery is home to changing exhibits that bring Cape May history to life. Visit scenes from the Victorian era or explore Cape May’s African American heritage; reminisce on years past or become a kid again when the Gallery turns into a holiday wonderland.

The Carroll Gallery is located in the Carriage House, on the grounds of the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. The building is the first one on the left hand side as you come in the driveway. The Carriage House is also home to Vintage restaurant, and our Carriage House Museum Shop.

Admission to the gallery is free.

The Carroll Gallery is fully accessible.

Hours of Operation

The Victorian Toolbox:

Necessities, Curiosities, Frivolities

Open May 27 through October 31, 2022

See this exhibit of the tools that Dr. Physick and his staff would have used on the estate in the 19th and early 20th century, along with some of the luxury items the family used. Learn about the realities of working life for those who worked here to earn their living. Free admission. Open daily

Admission is free.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit

November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Thousands of Christmas holiday visitors since 2011 have delighted in visiting  “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years,” in the Carriage House on the grounds of Physick Estate. The exhibit features a giant indoor Christmas tree display, an elaborate Dept. 56 Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos, toys and much more.


The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) was born in 1970 when a small band of passionate volunteers committed themselves to save the Emlen Physick Estate from demolition. In the 50 years since, the organization has grown to become a leading interpreter of Cape May history, culture and the arts. This landmark exhibit will highlight the organization’s history and its contribution to the preservation of historic Cape May, telling the story of an organization that has helped Cape May not only survive, but thrive.

Enjoy highlights of this exhibit through video episodes hosted by Cape May MAC President Tom Carroll.

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