Cape May NJ Summer Tours 2004

If this is your first time in Cape May, there's no better way to get aquainted with this National Landmark town than by taking one of the many tours run by the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts this summer.

Historic District Walking and Trolley Tours give first timers a good overall picture of Cape May. Guides knowledgeable about the nation’s oldest seaside resort lead both tours. The walking tours are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The trolley tours run daily.

You can get tickets and daily tour times at the information booth on the Washington Street Mall.

Other Trolley Tours

The Gaslight Trolley Tour is the perfect way to see the splendor of Cape May’s beautiful Victorian architecture brightly lit at night. The tour features stories of Cape May’s rich history and traditions and runs at 8 PM each evening.

The Moonlight Trolley Ride makes for an enchanted evening, offering tales of Victorian romance as the trolley meanders through the streets of Cape May at night. The Moonlight Trolley Ride runs at 9 PM nightly and begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

And, new this summer is a trolley tour of West Cape May, run by the History Committee of West Cape May. That trolley tour leaves from the Victorian Bandstand every Tuesday at 4PM and 5PM.

Physick Estate Tour

A guided tour of the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum, is essential to any trip to Cape May. This tour offers a glimpse into Victorian life. Tours run daily and visitors should be sure to stop at the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Physick Estate. The current exhibit, “The Doll House,” features a collection of Victorian dollhouses, miniatures, dolls and accessories.

Lighthouse Tours

The views of the beach, ocean and Cape May from the top of the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse are unparalleled. The lighthouse is open daily from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Keeper’s on Duty features a special presentation on the lighthouse by one of the current keepers at 1 PM Sundays and Wednesdays at the Education Center in Cape May Point State Park, adjacent to the lighthouse.

Stairway to the Stars allows access to the lighthouse after hours, and includes transportation from Cape May to Cape May Point via trolley, a guided climb and unrivaled nighttime views from the top. This romantic tour has inspired many wedding proposals. Stairway to the Stars is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:45 PM and departs from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street.

The tours are run by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of Cape May’s Victorian heritage. For more information call (609) 884-5404.



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