Book one of Cape May’s iconic red trolleys for a private tour for your family or friends group! Private trolley tours are a perfect activity for a family reunion, birthday celebration, or even a staff party! Our trolleys hold a maximum of 28 people.
Advance notice required.
(A wheelchair accessible trolley is available upon request, maximum of 26 people)
TOURS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE CHARTER
HISTORIC DISTRICT TROLLEY TOUR
Board our quaint trolley and travel through Cape May’s Historic District as our knowledgeable guide presents entertaining and educational stories about the nation’s oldest seashore resort. See the oldest residential street in town, landmark buildings, gingerbread houses, Victorian architectural features and the Grand Dames of Cape May.
WELCOME TO CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOURS
See some of Cape May’s most famous streets and landmarks in the Historic District and beyond. You will learn why Cape May is a National Historic Landmark City and why architectural and historic preservation is so important here. See hidden gems and little-known treasures of this glorious seaside town. The perfect tour for a first-time visitor!
MANSIONS BY THE SEA TROLLEY TOUR
Don’t be green with envy on this trolley tour when you see how well the rich lived in the early 1900s in the most elegant part of town. You’ll see the broad streets and summer “mansions” of Cape May’s east side on this trolley tour – an area marketed as “New Cape May” at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, new, beachfront second homeowners have continued the tradition, running the gamut from the mere wealthy to the fabulously rich.
SPIRITS & 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 streets of Cape May. Hear stories from Cape May’s history that are bizarre, unexplained or just downright weird!
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TROLLEY TOUR
Few people know the part that Cape May played in the Underground Railroad. Nor do many know about Harriet Tubman’s presence here in the early 1850s. Join our guide on a trolley tour of the places where escaped slaves sought refuge and continued their journeys to freedom. Hear the stories and take a walk in a historic cemetery where our earliest free Black settlers are buried. Learn how Harriet Tubman earned money to fund her work in Cape May.
ROOTS OF CAPE ISLAND TROLLEY TOUR
West Cape May has a history of farming, and much more. Learn about the roots of this area, both literal and cultural. Hear about those who farmed the mighty lima bean. Find out about the Native American tribes who inhabited this land. Become familiar with the area’s history, including the whaling industry, and its farms and shops, with accounts of the vibrant African-American community who lived and worked here.
GHOSTS OF CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR
Nobody knows Cape May’s ghosts better than psychic medium Craig McManus. Your MAC guide relay his findings on this spooky trolley tour through darkened streets of Cape May beneath flickering gas lamps. Discover just what the ghosts said to McManus and where they are found.
CAPE MAY’S WILD SIDE TROLLEY TOUR
Beyond the charming Victorian homes and sandy beaches, Cape May is world-famous for its birdwatching, Monarch butterfly migration and natural history. Relax and be entertained in the birding capital of North America as you join Cape May Bird Observatory naturalists on a trolley tour to local “hotspots” (disembarking at several stops), learning about the diversity, abundance (millions of birds pass through each year), geography and extensive history of this amazing area.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS TROLLEY RIDES
Board our trolley and enjoy a front row view of Cape May’s holiday decorations as our trolley winds its way through town. Listen to your guide and learn about exterior holiday decorations, wassailing/caroling, the evolution of Santa, traditions of gift givers and the history of Christmas.
GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST TROLLEY TOUR
Enjoy an evening trolley ride through Cape May’s festively decorated Historic District with a member of the East Lynne Theater Company as she entertains you with a Victorian holiday ghost tale.
SANTA’S TROLLEY RIDES
Bring your family and friends for a trolley ride along the decorated streets of Cape May. Listen to holiday stories and songs presented by Mrs. Claus. Following your tour, visit the Carroll Gallery Exhibit at the Physick Estate. It’s all about the wonder of Christmas morning with model trains and a Dept. 56 Dickens Village beneath the boughs of a giant tree. You can actually stand under our tree and feel like a kid on Christmas morning!