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.

MANY TROLLEY TOURS ARE OFFERED SEASONALLY

FEATURED TROLLEY TOURS

ROOTS OF CAPE ISLAND TROLLEY TOUR

West Cape May has a history of farming, and much more. Learn about the roots of this area, both literal and cultural on the new Roots of Cape Island Trolley Tour. Hear about those who farmed the mighty lima bean. Learn about the Native American tribes who inhabited this land. Hear about the area’s history, including the whaling industry, and its farms and shops, with stories of the vibrant African American community who live and work here. Tour begins and ends at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth and travels through West Cape May.

$25.

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CAPE MAYHEM & 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

$15 Adults; $8 children (ages 3-12)

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CAPE MAY’S WILD SIDE TROLLEY TOUR

Beyond the charming Victorian homes and sandy beaches, Cape May is world-famous for its birdwatching, Monarch butterfly  migration and natural history.  Relax and be entertained in the birding capital of North America as you join Cape May Bird Observatory naturalists on a trolley tour to local “hotspots” (disembarking  at several stops), learning about the diversity, abundance (millions of birds pass through each year), geography and extensive history of this amazing area.  Co-sponsored by New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities.

*Please note that some portions of this tour are not accessible.  Call 609-884-5404 (press 0) for reservations and further information.

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

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HISTORIC DISTRICT TROLLEY TOUR

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

$15 adults; $8 children (ages 3-12)
20% off admission for Active Military & Veterans

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CHILDREN’S TROLLEY RIDE

Board MAC’s jolly red trolley for a guided tour of Cape May’s Historic District geared specially for 3 to 7 year olds. From gingerbread you can’t eat to witches’ caps on houses, kids will be fascinated by “show and tell” along the way. Trolley tours last about 30 minutes.

$10 Adults; $8 children (ages 3-12)

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Cape May MAC's red and green trolley number 55 sitting outside of the Emlen PHysick Estate.

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.

 $25 adults; $15 children (ages 3-12)
20% off admission for Active Military & Veterans

Combination tour tickets are not available for online purchase. Click the link below to find out where to purchase tickets.

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GHOSTS OF CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR

Nobody knows Cape May’s ghosts better than psychic medium Craig McManus. Your 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.

$15 adults, $8 children (ages 3-12)

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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.

$15 adults; $8 children (ages 3-12)
20% off admission for Active Military & Veterans

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CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR AT CHRISTMAS WITH LIGHTS ON THE HOUSES

MOONLIGHT TROLLEY RIDE

Victorians tended to sentimentalize even the most mundane things, from teacups to toothbrushes. Take this romantic trolley ride along the beachfront and through the heart of the Historic District, under the light of the full moon and hear tales of Victorian courtship. Tour begins and ends at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

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

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Harriet Tubman

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TROLLEY TOUR

April 28 – November 10
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 2-hour tour. No rest rooms are available during this 2-hour tour.

*Please note that some portions of this tour are not accessible.  Call 609-884-5404 (press 0) for reservations and further information.

$25 Adults; $20 children (ages 3-12)

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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.

$15 adults, $8 children (ages 3-12)
20% off admission for Active Military & Veterans

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Cape May Lighthouse

GHOSTS OF THE LIGHTHOUSE TROLLEY TOUR

Take an evening tour down the ghostly path that leads to the Cape May Lighthouse, as you hear about psychic medium Craig McManus’ paranormal findings. At the Lighthouse, you might even feel the presence of long-ago keepers. Do you have what it takes to climb 199 spirited stairs to the top? Whether you choose to climb or stay below, you’ll surely enjoy an awesome experience.

*Please note that some portions of this tour are not accessible.  Call 609-884-5404 (press 0) for reservations and further information.

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

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This trolley tour has been accepted into the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom

Network to Freedom is a program of the National Park Service to coordinate preservation and education efforts nationwide, and integrate local historical places, museums, and interpretive programs associated with the Underground Railroad into a mosaic of community, regional, and national stories.