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Cape May is a beautiful town to explore. Enjoy the outdoors with these specialty tours! View our listing of public walking and golf cart tours below.

PERSONALIZED GROUP TOURS

Cape May MAC’s group tour staff offers private golf cart or walking tours perfect for your group of family or friends to explore Cape May together.

*Private group reservations must be made in advance. AT LEAST 72 hours (Monday – Friday) required.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR

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See America’s only National Historic Landmark City up close on this one-hour walking tour that explores Cape May’s renowned Historic District by foot. Put on your sturdy shoes and stroll along the sidewalks of streets such as Hughes Street, Ocean Street and Columbia Avenue, with a knowledgeable guide to show and tell what makes Victorian Cape May so interesting. See where Victorian gamblers won or lost their shirts, where the Great Fire of 1878 burned and more. Tour begins and ends at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Comfortable shoes recommended.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF WALKING TOUR

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Take this guided tour of Fisherman’s Wharf at the Lobster House Restaurant at Schellenger’s Landing and you’ll learn how your seafood gets from the sea to your table and discover how Cape May is a major commercial fishing port. Guests meet in front of the main entrance, next to the green awning at the Lobster House. The tour guide arrives by trolley to meet the tour. Comfortable shoes recommended.

PAINTED LADIES, PORCHES,

& MORE WALKING TOUR

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Take a walk between the Washington Street Mall and the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with a knowledgeable guide and experience charming Cape May, a National Historic Landmark city, up close. Delight in beautiful gardens as you learn about Victorian architecture and Cape May’s colorful history along the way. Discover the interesting features of various Victorian styles and learn why front porches were so important to Victorian social customs. In June the walk is from the Physick Estate to the Mall. In July, August & September, the walk is from the Mall to the Physick Estate, with a trolley shuttle taking guests back to the Mall. In October, the walk is from the Physick Estate to the Mall. Comfortable shoes recommended.

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BACKSTREETS & BYWAYS
CITY TOUR

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This 90-minute breezy tour by electric cart departs from the Washington Street Mall and takes you off the beaten track along routes not usually traveled — Cape May’s “back streets and byways.” Discover the fascinating history of Cape Island, from its maritime and agricultural roots to its designation as a National Historic Landmark City, and more, from experienced guides with a professional driver. The cart will make two planned stops for photo opportunities. Tour returns to the Washington Street Mall. A minimum of 2 are required to run the tour.

GHOST WALK WITH CRAIG MCMANUS

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Skeptics turn into believers as you follow psychic medium and author Craig McManus on a one-hour walking tour, and listen as he talks about the paranormal activity he has experienced at a variety of properties along the way.

EXPLORE CAPE MAY
SELF-GUIDED TOUR BOOK

Explore Cape May at your own pace! This information-packed, hardcover book is a comprehensive guide to America’s oldest seaside resort town, perfect for exploring on foot, bike or golf cart. This guidebook features more than 90 stops—from iconic homes and hotels to notable historic sites—with photos and information included for each. Best of all, it’s small enough to fit in your bag, backpack or bike basket. Happy trails!

CAPE MAY FAMILY

TREASURE HUNT

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Discover the fun of exploring Cape May and uncovering its architectural elements from a kid’s perspective! The Family Treasure Hunt packet includes a clues sheet and map that will take you on a self-guided discovery tour set to your own pace (answer sheet also included). A great family activity for any time of day, it’s available year-round.

FREE – Donation Suggested

Pick-up at one of our points of sale.

PHYSICK ESTATE

SCAVENGER HUNT

Have an adventure the whole family will enjoy at the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate! Use our map to explore the grounds and find the answers to questions about the estate. Available daily at the Hill House office or the Carriage House Visitors Center at the Physick Estate.

FREE – Donation Suggested

Pick-up at one of our points of sale.

STORY STOPS AT THE

PHYSICK ESTATE

a photo of a Cape May MAC Story Stop fixture used by self-guided tour goers.

Look for various story stops on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate and listen to first-hand accounts of life at the Physick Estate during Victorian days in Cape May.

1048 Washington St., Cape May

FREE