Boo! And we’re not kidding!

Explore the spirits of historic Cape May during specially-themed tours and events that tell the many ghost tales of this seaside town, including Ghost Walk with Craig McManus, Historic Haunts Tours, Séance at the Physick Estate, Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tours, Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tours, Graveyard, Ghosts & Mansion Combo Tour, and more. Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Physick Estate and visit Scarecrow Alley, with funny and spooky scarecrows along the walkways, and vote for your favorite!

THE GLOOMY APPARITION 2

5 people dressed in victorian attire

Did you hear the creak of a door?  Footsteps on the stairs?  Was that a bump in the night?  Or is that just the Gloomy Apparitions up to their normal shenanigans?  When a new visitor upsets the dynamic of the residents of the Estate, all spirits break loose and there is no telling what might happen!  .  Join us at the Emlen Physick Estate for this immersive theatrical event – and find out if you can solve the mystery of The Gloomy Apparition 2 – A Gloomier Apparition!

$30 adults; $25 children (ages 3-12)

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GHOST WALK WITH CRAIG MCMANUS

man leading evening tour

Dare to walk the haunted streets of Victorian Cape May on a Ghost Walk with Craig McManus. Your guide, psychic medium and ghost writer Craig McManus, will point out the houses where he has sensed paranormal activity (which may or may not manifest itself).

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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

Hear the stories and experiences of ghost activity in the 1879 Physick House Museum from the Cape May MAC tour guides who know them intimately. It starts with a trolley ride to the historic Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery to see the graves of Dr. Emlen Physick and his family. At the graveyard you’ll hear EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) recorded by tour guides and staff at the estate. On your return trip to the Physick Estate hear about some unusual Victorian funereal customs. Then, inside the Physick House you will visit several rooms and hear several more EVPs while learning more about the activity observed there. Take the opportunity to talk to staff about their experiences, and a moment to wonder at what it all means. Tour begins and ends at the Physick Estate.

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MURDER MYSTERY DINNERS

Murder Mystery Dinner Cast in costumes

The Trouble With Silver Spoons

Enjoy a four-course dinner and watch as the mystery and drama unfold around you during “The Trouble With Silver Spoons,” an original mystery written by Jacklyn Fazio. Isabella Duffield has had everything handed to her her entire life. Now that includes the family estate and the large fortune that goes with it. Can she learn how to play nicely with others, or will her spoiled attitude land her in hot water? Limited event. Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St.

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GHOSTS OF CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR

Ghost like photo of victorian man riding trolley

What was that shadow? Was it the undead of Cape May’s past wandering their beloved haunts? You might scoff, you might shudder, but rest assured: on board a trolley with an experienced guide you will begin to wonder what’s beyond when you hear the tales of hauntings unearthed in Cape May by renowned psychic medium and author Craig McManus. Begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop.

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SPIRITS & ODDITIES
TROLLEY TOUR

Cats in ghostly form purr from the beyond. Beloved family members in photographs without their heads. Graves equipped with a torpedo to put off intruders. Victorians of the late 19th century had wild notions about the passage from life to death. Belief in ghosts and spirits was common and superstition abounded. Hear several Cape May ghost stories and more strange stories from Victorian Cape May history that are macabre, mysterious or just plain weird! Begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop.

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MAGIC & MYSTERY HOUSE TOUR

A women dressed in victorian clothes looking through a vintage projector

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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12th ANNUAL SCARECROW ALLEY

October 1 – November 2, 2021

The grounds of Cape May’s original haunted house, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., have been transformed for the spooky season. Scarecrow Alley is a highlight of the Estate’s Halloween decorations. Walk the grounds and vote for your favorite ghoulishly gruesome or foolishly funny scarecrow.

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SEANCE AT THE PHYSICK ESTATE

Halloween place setting on the emlen physick estate dining room table

Join Ghost Writer Craig McManus inside the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate as he seeks to channel spirits from the past.

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HALLOWEEN CRAFT & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

Saturday, October 30, 2021: 10am – 3pm
Emlen Physick Estate

2 kids holding painted pumpkins that htye made at the crafts table at a cape may mac festival on the grounds of the physick estate

Visit the Emlen Physick Estate for this open-air show featuring wares of local vendors and crafters. Explore our 12th annual Scarecrow Alley which decorates the grounds. Feel free to come in costume to celebrate this festive holiday!

2021 Craft Shows