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


Open daily beginning Friday, November 19, 2021 through January 2, 2022

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. Open daily from the Friday prior to Thanksgiving through the New Year (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission is free.


Open January 14 through April 30, 2022

The remarkable history of the Negro League as portrayed by artist Sydnei Smith Jordan with supporting materials from the Center for Community Arts.

Past Exhibit: 50 YEARS OF MAC

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.