Cape May, NJ is a National Historic Landmark and a visit would not be complete without soaking in some history. We have compiled a selection of tours and special events for any history buff.

History Buffs Calendar
group touring a bedroom in the physick estate victorian house museum

EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE

A visit to the Physick Estate today offers a look back at our Victorian past as evidenced by its architecture, decorative arts, customs, and the lives of one particular Cape May family, the Physicks.

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group on a trolley tour taking photos and looking at the sites in cape may new jersey

TROLLEY TOURS

Hop on one of Cape May MAC’s cheery red trolleys where 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.

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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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World War II Lookout Tower

WORLD WAR II LOOKOUT TOWER

Built in 1942, Fire Control Tower No. 23 was one of 15 towers that helped aim batteries of coastal artillery, stretching from North Wildwood, N.J. to Bethany Beach, DE.

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Lunch & learn lecture

LUNCH & LEARN SERIES

Bring a bag lunch and learn as the popular Lunch and Learn series returns with informative talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts.

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Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series 2020

LESSONS OF HISTORY LECTURE SERIES

GIVE ‘EM HELL, HARRY!
The life and presidency of Harry S. Truman

as portrayed by his grandson Clifton Truman Daniel

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VICTORIAN WEEKEND

Visit Victorian Cape May and celebrate the unique heritage of America’s first seashore resort.

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two guys dressed as sherlock holmes and watson standing in front of a the cape may sign on the Washington street mall

SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKENDS

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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