Cape May is one of the most haunted towns you’ll ever visit. Is it any wonder? It’s such a marvelous place, even the spirits don’t want to leave Cape May! Dozens of Victorian gems have been investigated and documented to have “spirit” residents, all of whom are quite friendly, we assure you. Take a giant step back in Cape May’s past and see if a ghostly encounter is in the cards for you!

Ghosts & Mysteries Calendar

Featured Tours

A women dressed in victorian clothes looking through a vintage projector

MAGIC & MYSTERY HOUSE TOUR

Take a step back in time to the Victorian Era in this 1879 restored mansion and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with magic, illusion, the mysterious and the odd. Hear about the Great Lafayette, the world’s greatest magician; Houdini, the astounding escape artist; Ionia, he Goddess of Mystery; Pepper’s Ghost, is it real, or just an Illusion? Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and much more! Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing; advance tickets recommended.

Adults $15; Children & Military $10

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the cast of The Gloomy Apparition, wearing masks

THE GLOOMY APPARITION!

Thursday-Saturday
Tours starting at 6:30pm

Helen was looking forward to a relaxing stay by herself at a friends home in a remote seashore town. However, things have taken a turn for the supernatural and now Helen finds herself in the center of a mystery she will need help solving. Join us at the Emlen Physick Estate for this immersive theatrical event – and find out if you can solve the mystery of The Gloomy Apparition!

Adults $30; Children $25 (ages 3-12)

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*Highly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time.

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 MAC guide relates his findings on this 30-minute trolley tour through darkened streets of Cape May beneath flickering gas lamps.

$15 for adults, $8 for 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

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

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MAGIC & MYSTERY COMBINATION TOUR

Want more weirdness? Combine the Magic & Mystery house tour with the Spirits & Victorian Oddities trolley tour.

Adults $25; Children & Military $15

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SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND

November 6-7, 2020

The game’s afoot in Victorian Cape May… Choose your weekend for a suspense-filled encounter with that inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes in the National Historic Landmark City of Cape May, New Jersey.

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Man dressed as a graveyard keeper for halloween

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

October 16 – 31, 2020

Cape May is one of the most haunted places in America and if you get a thrill from things that go bump in the night, this is the place for you.

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Murder Mystery Dinner Cast in costumes

MURDER MYSTERY DINNERS

Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St.

The scene and the table are both set for a new mystery in 2020, “All Bets Are Off,” by Jacky Fazio.

Adult $60; Children $30 (ages 3-12). Limited event; reservations are necessary.

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Check back for 2021 dates…