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

FEATURED EVENTS

12th ANNUAL SCARECROW ALLEY

October 9 – November 7, 2020

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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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Saturdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19: 10am
Sundays, Dec. 6 & 13: 10am

Enjoy a family-friendly table served breakfast at the Inn of Cape May as children visit with Santa.  Christmas lists accepted!  Treats for the kids.

Adults $20; Children (ages 3-12) $12; $5 children under age 3

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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 gazebo. All rides start at the Physick Estate.

Adults $10; Children (ages 3-12) $8.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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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. Victorian Cape May is outstanding at Christmas and this is a ride to share with friends and family to revel in Cape May’s Christmas spirit. Trolleys are open-air. Blankets are recommended! Cape May MAC blankets are available for purchase at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Hill House Visitors Center and Carriage House Museum Shop. Tour begins and ends at the trolley stop on Ocean Street.

Adults: $15; Children (3-12): $10

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CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE

The present tower, which is the third documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey, has been an aid-to-navigation for mariners and attraction for visitors since it was built in 1859.

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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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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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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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