There’s no place better for families than Cape May! You’ll find a variety of multi-generational activities designed for kids and parents (or grandparents) to enjoy together. In addition to trolley tours, house tours and nature tours, MAC offers lots of family-perfect activities during the summer season. So, get off the beach for awhile and out of that arcade and do something together!

Family Fun Calendar
Family fun day at the cape may lighthouse with kids playing games

CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE

Family Fun Days, Lighthouse Storytime, Keepers on Duty and more!

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two kids and an adults dressed as pirates for the breakfast of pirates at the emlen physick estate

BREAKFAST WITH THE PIRATES

August 11 & 18
9:30am

Ahoy, mateys! Enjoy breakfast with your youngsters while you listen to a story and pirate music, take part in a craft, plus go on a treasure hunt with our pirates.

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Adults & Children $20
Children under 3 $5

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Cape may whale watcher boat filled with people looking at a whale swimming in the ocean during a around the cape island cruise

AROUND CAPE ISLAND CRUISE

All aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher for a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise around the island of Cape May.

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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

FESTIVALS AT THE PHYSICK ESTATE

Don’t miss these fun family festivals on the beautiful grounds of the Estate!

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PHYSICK ESTATE SCAVENGERS 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 Physick family and life in Victorian times on this educational scavenger hunt. Turn in your answer sheet at the Carriage House Museum Shop and receive a prize!

Available daily at the Hill House office or the Carriage House Visitors Center at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. and at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

Free – Donation Suggested

Pick-up at one of our points of sale.

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treasure map

CAPE MAY FAMILY TREASURE HUNT

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.

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

STORY STOPS AT THE PHYSICK ESTATE

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

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CAPE MAY BIKE TOUR BOOK

A self-guided tour book, perfect for biking or walking in Cape May, NJ. Book includes a map indicating notable sites and information on historic Cape May buildings and architecture.

This tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street. It makes several loops through Cape May, West Cape May, and Cape May Point. Always pull over to a safe spot out of the flow of traffic to read this guide. This tour is mostly stop-and-go, with two longer riding segments along Sunset Boulevard to Cape May Point and along Beach Avenue to East Cape May.

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