Hop on one of Cape May MAC’s cheery red trolleys and take a guided tour the easy and comfortable way. Knowledgeable guides will tell you everything you want to know about America’s first seaside resort, from our Victorian heritage to our seashore and maritime history and more, with plenty of fun facts sprinkled in.

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Accessible trolley tours are available but must be pre-arranged at least 48 hours in advance by calling

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FEATURED TROLLEY TOURS

Cape May MAC Trolley filled with people on a tour of the town

HISTORIC DISTRICT TROLLEY TOUR

Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides point out Victorian architectural features and present entertaining and educational history about the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

$20 adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)
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Ghost like photo of victorian man riding trolley

GHOSTS OF CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR

Nobody knows Cape May’s ghosts better than psychic medium Craig McManus. Your Cape May MAC guide relates his findings on this 30-minute trolley tour through darkened streets of Cape May beneath flickering gas lamps. Discover just what the ghosts said to McManus and where they are living…well, sort of.

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

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COMBINATION TROLLEY/PHYSICK ESTATE TOUR

Take a guided trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours last about 2 hours. Admission includes the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate.

 $35 adults
$25 children (ages 3-12)
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a run down emlen physick estate victorian house

HISTORIC HAUNTS COMBINATION TOUR

Combine the Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate to learn about the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism and today’s methods of “ghost hunting.”

$30 adults
$20 children (ages 3-12)

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SPECIALTY TROLLEY TOURS

WELCOME TO CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOURS

This tour is designed for the first-time visitor to Cape May who wants a quick introduction to the many cultural, historical, and natural attractions on the island. From Cape May Harbor to Sunset Beach, tourgoers will learn all they need to know to make the most of their Cape May visit. Wheelchair accessible trolley tours are offered, subject to availability.

$20 adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)
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SPIRITS & VICTORIAN ODDITIES TROLLEY TOUR

They Did What ??!! Headless Photography?   Electric Corsets?   Coffin Torpedoes? Explore some of the strange beliefs, superstitions, oddities,  fads, curiosities and mysteries from the end of the 19th century – the Victorian era – in this half hour trolley tour through the gaslit streets of Cape May.  Hear stories from Cape May’s history that are bizarre, unexplained or just downright weird! Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth

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

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Harriet Tubman

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TROLLEY TOUR

Climb aboard this trolley tour to hear true tales of Cape May’s connection to the Underground Railroad.. Hear how enslaved people in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia braved strong currents and stormy seas to free themselves, guided by the beacon of the Cape May Lighthouse. Hear why Harriet Tubman walked these streets before her legendary freedom runs. See the summer refuge of the formerly enslaved Stephen Smith, one of America’s wealthiest businessmen whose railroad cars ferried hundreds to freedom. Board the trolley at the Washington Street Mall information booth at Ocean Street for this 1.5-hour tour.

$25 Adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)

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Beachfront mansions

MANSIONS BY THE SEA TROLLEY TOUR

This tour features a century of beachfront development, from Victorian cottages of the 1870s through the most up-to-date of today’s housing. It includes some of the most magnificent structures ever put up in Cape May. Wheelchair accessible trolley tours are offered, subject to availability.

$20 adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)
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HOLIDAY TROLLEY TOURS

SANTA’S TROLLEY RIDES

Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus.  Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. All rides start at the Physick Estate.

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

Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR AT CHRISTMAS WITH LIGHTS ON THE HOUSES

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST TROLLEY TOUR

A member of the East Lynne Theater Company regales you with a Victorian holiday ghost tale as you ride through Cape May’s festively decorated Historic District. Rides start at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, except Nov. 23, when rides start at the Physick Estate.

$25 adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)

Advance reservation strongly recommended.

Christmas Trolley Tour

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TROLLEY RIDES

Who can resist the twinkle of Cape May’s beautiful Victorian homes decorated for Christmas? This trolley ride through the historic streets of Cape May is a delight. Listen to Christmas music and enjoy hearing about the history of many of our Christmas traditions today. Tour begins and ends at the trolley stop on Ocean Street.

$20 adults
$15 children (3-12)