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WHAT’S INSIDE Bike Tours................................................ 11 Boat Tours................................................ 11 Cape May Area Attractions.................... 23 Cape May Food & Wine Celebration...... 10 Cape May Hops Festival......................... 10 Cape May Lighthouse............................... 7 Cape May Music Festival........................ 10 Cape May’s Designer Show House........ 21 Cape May’s Spring Celebration.............. 10 Cape May’s Victorian Weekend.............. 11 Christmas in Cape May........................... 19 Craft Beer & Crab Festival...................... 10 Crafts & Collectibles Shows................... 21

Emlen Physick Estate................................ 6 Family-Friendly Programs...................... 11 Halloween Happenings.......................... 15 Harvest Brew Fest................................... 11 House Tours............................................. 11 MAC History.......................................22-23 MAC’s Museum Shops............................ 21 Nature Tours............................................ 11 Shakespeare at the Estate...................... 21 Sherlock Holmes Weekend.................... 21 Trolley Tours.............................................. 8 World War II Lookout Tower..................... 7

GROUP TRAVEL ... PAGES 27-32 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 7 Mile Brewery........................................................... 14 Aleathea’s Restaurant............................................... 18 Avalon Golf Club........................................................ 14 The Bedford Inn......................................................... 12 Cape May Bird Observatory...................................... 26 Cape May Cottage Rentals........................................ 13 Cape May County Association of Realtors............... 35 Cape May Day Spa....................................................... 2 Cape May Stage......................................................... 20 Cape May Whale Watcher.......................................... 38 Capri Motor Lodge..................................................... 33 Carroll Villa Hotel....................................................... 20 Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty.................................................. 16 Coastline Realty......................................................... 24 Coldwell Banker/Sol Needles Real Estate................ 34 East Lynne Theater Company................................... 36 Fathoms Coastal Clothing & Gifts............................ 37 FINS Restaurant......................................................... 17 The Grand Hotel........................................................... 3 Henry Sawyer Inn...................................................... 18 Hereford Inlet Lighthouse........................................ 13

Historic Cold Spring Village...................................... 12 Historic Smithville..................................................... 16 Homestead Realty....................................................... 9 Inn of Cape May......................................................... 18 La Mer Beachfront Inn............................................... 39 Leith Hall.................................................................... 20 Long & Foster Real Estate......................................... 36 Mad Batter Restaurant.............................................. 20 Natali Vineyards......................................................... 18 Nature Center of Cape May....................................... 26 Naval Air Station Wildwood   Aviation Museum................................................... 12 New Jersey Campground Association..................... 25 Peter Shields Inn........................................................ 17 Queen Victoria B&B Inn............................................. 40 REMAX........................................................................ 33 Saltwater Cafe............................................................ 37 South Jersey Electric Vehicles................................... 24 Sunset Beach.............................................................. 34 Victorian Lace Inn........................................................ 2 Washington Street Mall Association.......................... 5 Willow Creek Winery................................................. 35

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Historic Sites 1879 Emlen Physick Estate 1048 Washington St., Cape May    A visit to the Physick Estate offers a look back at our Victorian past: its architecture, decorative arts, customs, and the lives of one Cape May family, the Physicks.   Emlen Physick Jr., his widowed mother, Frances Ralston, and his maiden aunt Emilie Parmentier moved into their home when it was completed in 1879.   Emlen, who never married, was descended from a famous and wealthy Philadelphia family. His grandfather, Dr. Philip Syng Physick, was considered the father of American surgery and invented numerous surgical procedures and medical instruments that are still in use today.   While he did graduate from medical school, Emlen never practiced medicine. In Cape May, he led the life of a gentleman farmer. He bought and sold a great deal of real estate in Cape May, and took an active interest in local doings. House tours are offered daily April through December and select dates at other times of the year. Special living history presentations are also available. The Physick House and the Carriage House are air-conditioned for the comfort of our visitors.

  The Physick House is attributed to Frank Furness, who designed more than 600 buildings in the greater Philadelphia area in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Such trademark features as the greatly oversized corbelled (upside down) chimneys, jerkinhead dormers, and porch brackets appear in many other Furness buildings of the period.   Also on the grounds is the 1876 Carriage House. Today, it is home to the Carriage House Museum Shop, with merchandise ranging from tea-related items to books, jewelry and more, as well as fine teas. The Carriage House is also home to the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, where you can enjoy a menu offering everything from hearty cafe fare to a classic Tea Luncheon and Afternoon Tea, as well as take-out.   The Carroll Gallery is dedicated to changing exhibits that focus on subjects ranging from Victorian lifestyles to local history.   The first floor of the house museum, as well as the Carriage House, are fully accessible.

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Historic Sites 1859 Cape May Lighthouse Located in Cape May Point State Park   In December, 1986, the Cape May Lighthouse was leased to the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). The organization assumed responsibility for restoring the lighthouse, interpreting it as a historic site and opening it to the public.   The process of restoration took more than 15 years (1987-2002), and was funded by nearly $2 million in grants.   MAC supervised the restoration of the lighthouse windows and doors, the addition of safety improvements, the restoration of the oil house which is at the entrance to the lighthouse grounds, the restoration of the lantern roof and windows, the interior walls and staircase, an archaeological investigation that located the original privies and walkways, and the restoration of the grounds.   The lighthouse has also been re-painted in its original

color scheme, in which the tower is a light beige and the lantern is red.   Visitors can climb the 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. For those who choose not to climb, the Lighthouse’s Oil House has been fully restored and houses a visitors’ orientation center as well as a museum shop offering a variety of lighthouse and seashore memorabilia. Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tours offer a chance to visit the Lighthouse at night and hear ghost stories involving the Lighthouse.   Tens of thousands of visitors each year experience a visit to the top of the lighthouse, participating in a century-old Jersey Shore rite.

World War II Lookout Tower Located near Cape May Point on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township   Restoration of Fire Control Tower No. 23, a World War II coastal artillery lookout tower, is MAC’s latest historic preservation project.   Fire Control Tower No. 23 is New Jersey’s last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. Built in 1942, the tower was one of 15 towers that helped aim batteries of coastal artillery. The tower was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Nov. 17, 2003.   The restoration included building spiral staircases in the Tower so that the public can safely climb to the top; construction of a wooden walkway from the street to the Tower, and a deck around its base to preserve the fragile dune environment; replacing missing windows and doors; recreating historical details, such as the original wooden ladders, and outfitting the watch room and viewing platform at the top; installing interpretive panels along the walkway and at every level in the Tower; and upgrading the existing parking lot across Sunset Boulevard. A Wall of Honor on the third level honors local World War II veterans. An All Veterans Memorial at the rear of the Tower was dedicated in 2012.  

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TROLLEY TOURS MAC’s quaint red trolleys are the perfect way to see Cape May and learn about its history and architecture. Throughout the year, daytime and evening trolley tours are offered that focus on different aspects of the city’s unique history. Several combination trolley tours include a tour of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. Special trolley tours are offered during major festivals, as well as the holiday season. An accessible trolley is also available (call for details). Below are some of the more popular trolley tours.

Historic District Trolley Tour

Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation’s oldest seashore resort.

Combination Trolley/ Physick Estate Tour A guided trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District is followed by a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate. Admission includes changing exhibits in the Carroll Gallery at the Physick Estate.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour

Children’s Trolley Ride

A fun ride on MAC’s jolly red trolley geared specially for 3 to 7 year olds. Hear stories of Cape May’s earliest visitors and join in sing-alongs led by the trolley guide.

Cape Mayhem Trolley Tour

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!

Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour

This tour features a century of beachfront development, from Victorian cottages of the 1870s through the most up-to-date of today’s housing. It includes some of the most magnificent structures ever put up in Cape May.

Take a ride past some of Cape May’s best-known haunted houses and meet some of the ghosts discovered by Ghost Writer and psychic medium Craig McManus.

Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour

Travel the ghostly path that leads to the Cape May Lighthouse. Listen to the ghost tales along the way that have been unearthed by psychic medium Craig McManus. Feel the presence of the spirits at the Light. Climb to the top or stay below.

Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour This tour is designed for the first-time visitor to Cape May who wants a quick introduction to the many cultural, historical and natural attractions on the island.

Historic Haunts Combo Tour

Combine the Ghosts of Cape May trolley tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate where you will see a home séance room of the 1890s and learn of the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism.

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festivals Cape May’s Spring Celebration Leave Old Man Winter behind and celebrate Spring in Cape May. Enjoy a variety of house and trolley tours, crafts shows, murder mystery dinners, living history presentations, and a bevy of food and wine events. It’s the perfect time to get out and explore this quaint seaside city as it welcomes Spring each year in late April and early May.

Cape May Hops Festival Kick off Summer in Cape May on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate with a day-long celebration of area micro-brews, featuring kids activities, festival foods, non-stop music and regional crafts & collectibles dealers. Fun for the whole family, this annual festival is planned for the last Saturday in June.

Cape May Music Festival Each spring from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-June, the Cape May Music Festival brings to Cape May the sweet sounds of music by the sea. The Music Festival offers something for every taste, from the classical to classic, with an orchestra performance by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, chamber music by the New York Chamber Ensemble and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, plus a program of pops, jazz, brass band and Irish music.

Craft Beer & Crab Festival Named one of New Jersey’s top five festivals, this daylong fun family event is held the first Saturday in August on the grounds of the Physick Estate, offering a variety of craft beers, summer foods including fresh steamed crabs, activities for the kids, and non-stop live music on our outdoor stage.

Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Find out why Cape May is known as “the restaurant capital of New Jersey” when MAC joins forces with the area’s restaurant community as well as localy wineries each year in mid-September to showcase their talented chefs plus the best of the vineyards. Included are Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, winery tours, and more. Bon appetit!

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FESTIVALS Harvest Brew Fest The Cape May Food & Wine Festival ends on a high note, actual lots of different notes, with the Harvest Brew Fest, an all-day festival on the grounds of the Physick Estate featuring live music on the outdoor stage, regional craft brews, food, and plenty of family-friendly activities and games.

Cape May’s Victorian Weekend Join us in celebrating our Victorian heritage during this fall festival each October over Columbus Day Weekend. Take a tour of some of the city’s famous Victorian landmarks. Enjoy special house tours, plus a crafts and collectibles show, living history programs, winery tours, and much more.

OTHER TOURS House Tours

Exploring the interiors of Cape May’s architectural treasures is a special treat. Throughout the year, MAC offers a variety of tours of the town’s well-known B&B inns and guesthouses, as well as private homes not normally open to the public.

Bike Tours

One of the best ways to see Cape May is on foot or bike for an up-close look at the Victorian architecture and vibrant colors that are characteristic of the many renowned bed and breakfast inns, guest houses, churches and hotels that line the historic streets of this National Historic Landmark City. MAC has produced a handy Bike Tour booklet (which can also be used as a walking tour), which features photos, descriptions and directions to more than 40 landmarks.

Boat Tours

Cape May has a rich maritime history, and a variety of boat tours take visitors out for enjoyable cruises, as well as whale and dolphin watching. The Around Cape Island cruise, offered spring through fall, lets visitors see Cape May from a different perspective. A variety of other boat cruises are offered during the summer months.

Nature Tours

Explore the natural habitat of marsh and seashore on a variety of tours co-sponsored by MAC and the Nature Center of Cape May. You can also learn how your seafood gets from the ocean to your table on a tour of Fisherman’s Wharf.

KIDS STUFF Cape May is fun for the whole family!

MAC offers a variety of family-friendly programming during July and August to entertain and engage youngsters. Tours of the Emlen Physick Estate, as well as trolley tours, are designed for a younger audience. The Cape May Hops Festival, Craft Beer & Crab Festival and Harvest Brew Fest are chock-ablock with kids’ games and circus performances. Bring your family to the Lighthouse on National Lighthouse Day on August 7, and Wednesdays during July and August with Family Fun Days at the Lighthouse, plus an off-season visit from Santa during Christmas in July at the Lighthouse. Enjoy crafts for kids, games, music, food and fun. Many of our nature tours and boat tours are also well-suited to youngsters.

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halloween HAPPENINGS Cape May is a town where things go bump in the night! Dozens of historic properties have been documented by psychic medium Craig McManus to have paranormal activity, including the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. The last three weeks of October offer plenty of spine-tingling activities, as well a chance to see many of the Victorian homes decked out for this spirited holiday!

Historic Haunts Combo Tour

A Walk with the Ghostwriter

Dare to walk the haunted streets of Victorian Cape May on A Walk with the Ghost Writer. Your guide, psychic medium and ghost writer Craig McManus, will point out the houses where he has sensed paranormal activity.

Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate

Cape May’s original haunted house, the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., gets into the “spirit” of the season as local businesses, families, schools and community groups build scarecrows to display along the walkways of the estate.

Phantoms of the Physick Estate

Visit Dr. Physick’s estate and stroll Scarecrow Alley! Enjoy special self-guided tours of the house and hear about its “spirited” residents.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour

A 30-minute ride through the streets of Cape May with a guide who will relate the paranormal findings of Ghost-writer Craig McManus at various properties along the way. Tours are subject to change. Check website for current schedule.

Combine the Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, where you will visist a home séance room of the 1890s and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism.

Midnight at the Physick Estate Tour

During each ghostly tour, 25 lucky people will get to spend midnight in the haunted Physick Estate with author and ghost investigator Craig McManus, who will share his experiences and perhaps channel a spirit or two.

Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour

Travel the ghostly path that leads to the Cape May Lighthouse. Listen to the tales along the way that have been unearthed by psychic medium Craig McManus. Feel the presence of the spirits of the Light as you climb to the top or stay below.

Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate

On Halloween Eve, some spooky characters are waiting at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, with treats for good little ghosts and goblins, pirates and princesses!

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CHRISTMAS IN CAPE MAY Cape May is at its holiday best when it’s decked out for the season... bright twinkling lights, fragrant evergreen wreaths and garland, red bows and sparkling ornaments... all help to make this your best holiday season ever.

Holiday events begin the weekend before Thanksgiving (Holiday Preview Weekend) and continue through the New Year

Holiday Preview Weekend

(Friday-Sunday, Weekend before Thanksgiving) Get a head start on the Holiday season! Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. The Physick Estate becomes a Christmas wonderland during the holiday season. The Carroll Gallery exhibit, An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years, captures the feeling of Christmas past with a Dickens Village, model trains and toys, all beneath the boughs of our giant Christmas tree. Visit the Estate on Saturday evening as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive TreeLighting Ceremony. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides.

Lamplighter Christmas Tours

Relive the memories of Christmas past by joining in this non-escorted evening tour of Cape May’s finest Bed and Breakfast inns, specially decorated for the holidays. Innkeepers will share their holiday spirit at each location. The tour also includes a visit to the Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, where you can see “An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years” exhibit while enjoying warm Wassail punch and traditional cookies.

Physick Family Christmas House Tours

Visit the 1879 Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, decorated in authentic Victorian style and learn about Victorian Christmas decorations and traditions from members of the Physick family household.

Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides

Enjoy an evening trolley ride through the Historic District while listening to the ghost stories of holidays past.

PLUS....

Christmas Candlelight House Tours Three Saturday evenings in December These self-guided walking tours, the main attractions of Cape May’s festive holiday season, feature homes, inns, hotels and churches specially decorated for the holidays; Christmas caroling and strolling musicians, trees and garland and good old-fashioned cheer; Hospitality centers with warm beverages & home-baked goodies; Admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, and to the holiday exhibit in the Carroll Gallery; limited shuttle service on heated trolleys.

Breakfast with Santa Santa’s Trolley Rides Holiday Inns Tour Holiday Lights Trolley Rides Food & Wine Events • and much more Tours are subject to change. Check website for current schedule.

Gallery Exhibit: An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions Through the Years

Opens Holiday Preview Weekend The Carroll Gallery becomes a Christmas fantasyland that captures the feeling of Christmas past with our extensive collection of Dept. 56 Dickens Village and model trains, all displayed beneath the boughs of our giant Christmas tree.

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special events Sherlock Holmes Weekends

Offered twice each year, March and November

The game’s afoot in Victorian Cape May... Choose your weekend for a suspense-filled encounter with that inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for prizes as you attempt to solve the mystery. The weekend begins as you join your fellow “partners in crime” Friday evening as Holmes and Watson set the scene. On Saturday, go on a Search for Clues Tour as you visit some of Cape May’s Victorian treasures. Saturday afternoon, The Game Continues as Holmes reveals his clues and then, on Sunday morning, Unlocks The Mystery! All-inclusive packages, including accommodations, are available

Shakespeare at the Estate

Mid-July A contemporary, urban version of a Shakespeare favorite presented on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate in association with REV Theatre Company. It features the theatre company’s signature athletic and dynamic staging, vibrant and colorful production design elements, as well as several musical numbers, which are an essential part of the company’s aesthetic.

Crafts and Collectibles Shows

All year long, MAC presents high quality Crafts & Antiques Shows featuring the wares of vendors and crafters from throughout the Northeast. Shows include February’s Crafts & Collectibles in Winter; April and May’s Spring Festival Crafts & Collectibles at the Physick Estate; July & August’s Family Fun Day Crafts Shows at the Lighthouse, August’s National Lighthouse Day; three Crafts & Collectibles Shows in October and November’s Fall Arts & Crafts Festival and Holiday Crafts Fair.

Cape May’s Designer Show House Open June through November, 2017

The John P. Forsythe House at 1601 Beach Ave. is one of the largest of the first generation homes that arose as part of the East Cape May project, which aimed at making Beach Avenue the classiest street in Cape May. Come see how that promise was eventually fulfilled, and tour this magnificent, historic home featuring the work of dozens of talented local and regional designers.

MAC’s Museum Shops

Looking for a special gift for that special someone? Visit MAC’s museum shops. The Carriage House Museum Shop, located at the Physick Estate, offers unique jewelry & gifts, teas & teapots, books and toys, plus Cape May Teddy Bears and lots of outfits for the well-dressed bear. The Cape May Lighthouse Museum Shop offers Lighthouse memorabilia, clothing, jewelry, toys and seashore items.

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The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.

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The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities and the rebirth of Cape May

The Emlen Physick Estate in 1970

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities Equally important, MAC’s founders launched special events (MAC) was born in September 1970 at a critical juncture in that increased Cape May’s appeal to visitors and transformed the Cape May’s history. economy of the area. They broke new ground in 1973 when they In the 1960s, Cape May had become a magnet for growing held the first Victorian Weekend over the Columbus Day holiday. numbers of historic preservationists and artists, attracted by The following year, MAC’s first Christmas Candlelight House its collection of Victorian seaside architecture. Their vision Tour put Cape May on the path of becoming a major Christmas was increasingly at odds with the city government, which destination. saw modern motel construction as the answer to Cape May’s As Cape May’s popularity rose in the 1980s in response to a declining number of visitors. By 1970, preservationists vowed national craze for Victoriana, so did the range and complexity of that they would band together and fight any demolitions. MAC’s tours and activities. From the single trolley tour route of the They did not have long to wait. In September, the devel- 1970s, a second was added in 1983 and a third in 1985. Christmas oper-owners of the Emlen Physick Estate announced plans trolley tours were introduced to the holiday season, and special to bulldoze this landmark to make way for tract housing. To events were launched for February, April and May. stop this plan, MAC’s founders took the lead in incorporating MAC’s next phase of growth was the “acquisition” of the the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. Cape May Lighthouse. After three years of intensive negotiations, Their first priority, naturally, was to restore the Physick Es- MAC received a long-term lease in 1986 from the State Park tate. They rallied an army of volunteers, who repaired leaking Service for this 1859-vintage structure. Under the lease, MAC roofs, sanded and painted, reglazed missing windows, cleared assumed responsibility for the restoration and operation of the jungle growth from the grounds, and carried out the many Lighthouse as a museum. In 1987, the ground floor was opened tasks needed to bring the Estate back from the brink. They to the public and the following year, public safety improvements then embarked on a thorough were made that allowed the public to restoration of the main house climb to the top of the tower. as a Victorian house museum, The restoration of the Cape a mission which has continued May Lighthouse offered a new to the present. area of interpretation, involving From the outset, however, lighthouse and maritime history MAC’s founders launched proand technology. It appealed to grams that went far beyond new audiences — lighthouse buffs restoring the Physick Estate. and families with children — with One of the major initiatives was the 60,000 visitors in 1988 increasto extend MAC’s interpretative ing to over 110,000 by 1997. The reach over the entire community. Lighthouse also housed MAC’s first In 1971, MAC started guided Museum Shop. walking tours of Cape May’s In the decades since, MAC has Historic District. The following continued to make great strides year, they purchased the trolley in its efforts to extend the tourism tour franchise of the defunct season and offer more to see and Victorian Village Development do for Cape May’s visitors. In 1990, Corporation, and in 1973 began MAC launched the Cape May major historic house tours that Music Festival to bring music lovopened large numbers of Cape ers to the area during the normally May’s Victorian gems to the (CONTINUED ON The Emlen Physick Estate today at public.

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“soft” weeks before the peak summer season. There has also been a continual expansion of Christmas programming, with the number of Candlelight House Tours increased from one to three, a wide variety of offerings added to the calendar, and the holiday season stretched from the weekend before Thanksgiving (Holiday Preview Weekend) to New Year’s. In 1996, MAC launched a Spring Victorian Weekend, which has since grown into the 10-day Spring Festival (in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May). In conjunction with local innkeepers, MAC introduced the popular Sherlock Holmes Mystery Weekends in March and November. In 1997, Cape May’s restaurant community joined forces with MAC to launch the Cape May Food and Wine Celebration in mid-September. The Physick Estate Carriage House, after a major 1996-1997 overhaul, was converted to a multipurpose facility. The Carroll Gallery hosts an array of changing exhibits, while the Carriage House Museum Shop offers unique merchandise. A Cafe & Tearoom was opened in 1999. At the Cape May LightThe restored 1859 house, the 1989-1990 refurCape May Lighthouse bishing of the tower windows at Cape May Point State Park and doors and the Oil House and the World War II Lookout was followed in 1993-1994 by Tower on Sunset Boulevard near Cape May Point a $600,000 federally and state funded restoration of the lantern and repainting of the tower in its original colors. An additional $750,000 in federal/state grants led to the complete restoration of the Lighthouse structure in 199798, while work on the Lighthouse grounds was completed in 200001. In 2004, MAC leased another landmark from the State Park Service...Fire Control No. 23, a World War II coastal artillery lookout tower near Sunset Beach. After raising $1 million for the first phase of this project, MAC carried out a thorough restoration of the tower, which opened in March 2009. In its first 46 years, MAC has been a major force behind Cape May’s dramatic rebirth. For the foreseeable future, it stands ready to help sustain Cape May’s preservation success story. -- By B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D., Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (1982 – present)

Cape May Area Attractions The following non-profit organizations offer public programs throughout much of the year CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY 701 East Lake Drive Cape May Point 609-884-2736 birdcapemay.org From birding to star-gazing to gardening, plus many more activities sponsored by the NJ Audubon Society. CAPE MAY FILM SOCIETY 609-884-6700 njstatefilmfestival.com Annual film festival in mid-November featuring films and filmmakers from New Jersey; Film Society offers movies throughout the year.

CAPE MAY FORUM P.O. Box 128 Cape May, NJ 08204 609-770-2626 capemayforum.org Speaker programs and workshops... with a purpose! CAPE MAY POINT STATE PARK Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point 609-884-2159 nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/ capemay.html Nature walks, slide shows, lectures, programs for kids - all free and for the whole family.

CAPE MAY STAGE Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May 609-884-1341 capemaystage.com Professional Equity theatre in historic Cape May

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CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS 717 Franklin St., Cape May 609-884-7525 centerforcommunityarts.org Year-round arts activities for ages 6-106, Black history exhibits & tours, WCFA 101.5 FM commercial free jazz & more. EAST LYNNE THEATER COMPANY First Presbyterian Church, Decatur & Hughes Sts., Cape May 609-884-5898 • eastlynnetheater.org Equity professional theater delighting audiences since 1980 with American classics and premieres, and student workshops for all ages. HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE 720 Route 9 (between Cape May & Rio Grande) 609-898-2300 • hcsv.org An Early American living history museum with 26 interpreted historic buildings, Country Store, Old Grange Restaurant, Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor. MID-ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS & HUMANITIES (MAC) 1048 Washington Street, Cape May 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278 capemaymac.org Cape May Lighthouse, Emlen Physick Estate, World War II Lookout Tower, Cape May tours (trolley, walking, house, ghost and boat), Carriage House Café & Tearoom, two museum shops, year-round special events. NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May 609-898-8848 njaudubon.org/centers/NCCM An award-winning environmental education center offering summer children’s classes, family festivals, cycling tours, kayak trips, harbor safaris; gardening workshops, nine themed gardens and an observation tower overlooking Cape May Harbor. NAVAL AIR STATION WILDWOOD 500 Forrestal Road Cape May County Airport, Rio Grande 609-886-8787 • usnasw.org See dozens of airplanes, jets, helicopters... even an atomic bomb in a spectacular World War II hangar.


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GROUP TRAVEL

We can accommodate groups of any size, including intimate groups.

Cape May, NJ

America’s First Seaside Resort

1879 Emlen Physick Estate

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) offers a wide variety of house, trolley, and walking tours, meals, entertaining lectures and access to several festivals throughout the year. One complimentary admission is given on the majority of tours with the first 20 people. In most cases, the driver is also complimentary.

Tour Cape May’s only Victorian house museum and visit the Carriage House, home to changing exhibits and the Museum Shop. Tour options for the Emlen Physick House Museum include: • Physick Estate Tour • Combination Physick Estate/Trolley Tours • Ghost Tours of the Physick Estate • Halloween and Christmas Tours

1859 Cape May Lighthouse

Climb to the top of this working beacon for a breathtaking view. Visit the Museum Shop in the lighthouse’s original Oil House. Other tour options include: • Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour • Lighthouse Full Moon Climb • Step-on Guide Cape May Point

The following festivals are offered each year:

1942 World War II Lookout Tower

• Spring Celebration

Climb to the sixth floor spotting gallery and learn about Cape May’s integral role in homeland defense during the war. See the Wall of Honor dedicated to local veterans, and visit the All Veterans Memorial. Optional tours include: • Trolley or Step-on Guide Tours of the Tower in combination with other nearby aviation and military museums

(the last weekend in April through the first weekend in May)

• Cape May Music Festival (Memorial Day Weekend through mid-June)

• Cape May Hops Festival (Late June)

• Craft Beer & Crab Festival

Trolley Tours

(first Saturday in August)

Enjoy day or evening narrated tours through Cape May’s Historic District and learn about its unique architecture and colorful history, as well as the town’s paranormal activity. We offer several trolley tours including: • Historic District Trolley Tour • Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour • Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour • Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley • Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour • Behind the Walls & Under the Crawls Trolley Tour • Cape May After Dark Trolley Tour • Holiday Lights Trolley Ride • Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour • Moonlight Trolley Ride • Trolley-Inn Tour

• Food & Wine Celebration (mid-September)

• Harvest Brew Fest (mid-September)

• Victorian Weekend (Friday

through Tuesday of Columbus Day Weekend in October)

• Halloween Happenings (mid-October through the 31st)

• Christmas in Cape May

(From the weekend before Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day)

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GROUP TRAVEL UNIQUE GROUP TOUR OFFERINGS

Evening Yuletide Tour Ghost Walking Tour Mansion by the Sea Trolley-Inn Tour Self-guided Physick Estate House Tour Underground Railroad Trolley Tour

GROUP TOUR PARTNERS CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY www.capemaylewesferry.com 800-643-3779

Fine Dining in Cape May

Cape May has some of the finest restaurants in the State of New Jersey. Choose from a variety of dining options: Contemporary American Cuisine, New Orleans accented cuisine, Italian fare, Southwestern and old-fashioned home-style recipes. Enjoy fresh seafood from local waters and around the world, farm fresh produce and specialty desserts.

CARRIAGE HOUSE

GRAND HOTEL OF CAPE MAY www.grandhotelcapemay.com 609-884-5611

ICONA RESORT DIAMOND BEACH www.iconadiamondbeach.com 609.729.6600

THE INN OF CAPE MAY www.innofcapemay.com 609-884-5555

LA MER BEACHFRONT INN www.capemaylamer.com 609-884-9000

MAD BATTER RESTAURANT & BAR www.madbatter.com 609-884-5970

MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE HOTEL www.marquiscapemay.com 609-884-3500

At the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ

ON-SITE DINING

Enjoy the convenience of on-site dining on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. The Carriage House Café & Tearoom offers a variety of dining options for your group; choose from our classic Tea Luncheon Menu, or Cafe Menu or take your lunch to go with our Boxed Lunch option.

Cape May Bus Permits

The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May is in charge of processing permits for charter bus operators visiting the City of Cape May. Apply online at http:// www.capemaychamber.com, contact the Chamber of Commerce Office at (609) 884-5508 ext. 103 or contact our Group Sales Office at (609) 224-6030 for assistance.

ITINERARIES: Let us plan your day for you! Call and ask about these day trips, as well as multi-day itineraries and more. All itineraries can be customized for your group! SEASONAL:

Cape May’s Spring Festival Christmas in Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Halloween Happenings Victorian Weekend & Lighthouse Challenge

SUNSET BEACH

www.sunsetbeachnj.com 1-800-757-6468

WILLOW CREEK WINERY

www.willowcreekwinerycapemay.com 609-770-8782

THEMED:

Cape May Seaside Adventure Cape May Food & Wine Experience Haunted Cape May For Military Enthusiasts Tinker & Taste in Cape May Welcome to Cape May

Click here to visit our website for downloadable pdfs of these itineraries, or go to www.capemaymac.org/groups.html and click on “General Information.”

ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS: Mac offers groups entertaining programs on local, Victorian and American history; and music and living history programs than can be presented during lunch or dinner.

PERIWINKLE INN

www.periwinkleinn.com 609-884-9200

Cafe

& TEAROOM

CONGRESS HALL HOTEL

www.caperesorts.com/hotels/capemay/congresshall/ meetings 888-944-1816

We can accommodate groups of any size, including intimate groups.

Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204 Contact Susan F. Gibson, CTIS, Group Tour Manager sgibson@capemaymac.org (609) 224-6030 or 800-275-4278, ext. 1-158 Fax: (609) 884-2004 PAGE 28


GROUP TRAVEL

We can accommodate groups of any size, including intimate groups.

Cape May THREE-DAY ITINERARY FOR GROUPS

DAY ONE 5 pm Cape Mayhem 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 gas-lit streets of Cape May.

6:30 pm Dinner at The Lobster House 7:30 pm Temperance Tempest Debate: During the late Victorian Period, the issues of temperance and prohibition were as much “hot topics” in Cape May as they were in the rest of the country. This hilarious living history program presents a debate between a local saloonkeeper and a representative of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union that is moderated by Dr. Physick.

DAY TWO 9 am Physick Estate Tour: Tour the 1879

Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s Victorian showplace, with 15 rooms authentically restored to their original grandeur and changing seasonal exhibits.

10:15 am Free Time for Shopping & Lunch on your own: Spend some time shopping at the Washington Street Mall and enjoy lunch at one of its many restaurants.

2 pm Trolley-Inn Around Cape May: Enjoy a 30-minute trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District, followed by a visit to one of Cape May’s famous Victorian Inns. 3:15 pm Return to your Hotel 6 pm Dinner at the Washington Inn 7 pm Music of the War Year’s Lecture: Enjoy a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane highlighting the wonderful music of America’s “Greatest Generation.” This richly illustrated program is presented by a professional musician who experienced the music scene as it was unfolding. Famous big bands and their leaders and vocalists, such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Dorseys and many, many more, are featured.

DAY THREE 9:30 am Step-on Guide – Cape May Point:

Travel on your bus through West Cape May to the tip of Cape May’s peninsula, which is one of the most celebrated bird migratory locations in North America. Entering into Cape May Point State Park, you can view our fully restored Lighthouse, built in 1859, and climb the 199 steps to the top. Then, it’s on to Sunset Beach where the sunken concrete ship“Atlantus” is still visible and you’ll enjoy a short shopping stop.

11:30 am Lunch at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom: Enjoy lunch at the 1876 Carriage House located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. 1:30 pm Winery Tour & Tasting: Spend the afternoon at one of Cape May County’s awardwinning wineries, tour the vineyard to see how grapes are grown, and visit the winery for an introduction to the winemaker’s art. Your group will also enjoy tastings and light snacks. 3:30 pm Return to your Hotel 6:30 pm Prime Rib Buffet Dinner Cruise: Enjoy dinner, dolphins and a beautiful sunset over the Delaware Bay. No other Dinner Cruise in the world can offer such top quality food, unparalleled natural views and dolphin sightings in a single evening.

Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

Tours & activities presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

www.capemaymac.org

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GROUP TRAVEL

We can accommodate groups of any size, including intimate groups.

Welcome to Cape May 10 AM

Arrive at the Emlen Physick Estate to begin the Physick Estate and Trolley Tour

Tour the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, with 15 rooms authentically restored to their original grandeur, and changing seasonal exhibits. The Physick Estate is also home to the Carroll Gallery which hosts changing exhibits. Take a trolley tour and enjoy an introduction to Cape May’s many cultural, historical and natural attractions on the island.

Lunch in the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom

12 PM

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Carriage House under the festive tent on the garden patio overlooking the beautiful grounds of the estate. After lunch, feel free to browse the Physick Estate’s museum gift shop or view the Carroll Gallery exhibit.

Temperance Tempest Debate

PM

PM Fi

During the late Victorian Period, the issues of temperance and prohibition were as much “hot topics” in Cape May as they were in the rest of the country. This entertaining living history program presents a debate between a local saloonkeeper and a representative of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union that is moderated by Dr. Physick.

Arrive at the Lobster House Dock for Fisherman’s Wharf Tour Find out how seafood gets from the sea to your table on this guided tour of the Fisherman’s Wharf, home to many commercial fishing boats.

Free time for Shopping or Sightseeing Downtown

PM

5 PM Contact

Susan F.Contact Gibson, CTIS Susan Gibson, CTIS Group Tour Manager Group Tour Manager 609-224-6030 email:

609-224-6030 or

sgibson@capemaymac.org or visit 800-275-4278 x1-158 www.capemaymac.org sgibson@capemaymac.org

Arrive in downtown Cape May and spend some time walking the beautiful Victorian streets, shopping on the Washington Street Mall or walking along the promenade enjoying the view of the beach.

Depart for Home

Board your bus at the Bus Depot. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Victorian Cape May!

We welcome groups of any size, including intimate groups On-going tours and special events offered by the Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

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GROUP TRAVEL

We can accommodate groups of any size, including intimate groups.

Tinkering Tinkering Tasting & &Tasting

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the tour.

Enjoy a guided tour of Fisherman’s Wharf at the Lobster House Restaurant. Learn how your seafood gets from the sea to your table and discover how Cape May has become the third largest Enjoy guided tourCoast. of Fisherman’s Wharf at the Lobster House Restaurant. Learn commercial fishing porta on the East how your seafood gets from the sea to your table and discover how Cape May has become the third largest commercial fishing port on the East Coast.

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and down-home cooking of the Flight Deck Diner at Cape May County Airport. Menu options include soup of the day or salad, hot or cold sandwich, dessert Enjoy lunch, the friendly and cooking and beverage. During watchatmosphere the planes fly in down-home and out of the airport.of the Flight Deck Diner at Cape May County Airport. Menu options include soup of the day or salad, hot or cold sandwich, dessert and beverage. During lunch, watch the planes fly in and out of the airport.

Tour Cape May County’s first micro-brewery. Meet the brewers and learn about their brewing process while enjoying four 4-ounce tasting (that's one pint)! If you find a beer that tickles your Tourtaking CapeaMay County’s Meet the brewers and learn about their taste buds, consider growler home first withmicro-brewery. you brewing process while enjoying four 4-ounce tastings (that’s one pint)! If you find a beer that tickles your taste buds, consider taking a growler home with you.

We welcome groups of any size, including intimate groups. On-going tours and special events offered by the

or visit

www.capemaymac.org

Contact: Susan F. Gibson, CTIS

Group Tour manager 609-224-6030 800-275-4278 x1-158 sgibson@capemaymac.org

Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

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We can accommodate groups of any size, including intimate groups.

Christmas in Cape May DAY ONE

3:00 pm: Physick Family Christmas House Tour

This 1879 Victorian house museum sparkles for the holidays with authentic Victorian decorations that invite you to step back into Christmas past! Visit the Physick Estate for a unique living history experience with members of the Physick Family household of the 1890s. Also see the wonderful Christmas exhibit at the Carriage House Gallery.

4:30 pm: Check into your Hotel 5:30 pm: Dinner at one of Cape May’s restaurants

Enjoy dinner at one of Cape May’s wonderful restaurants.

6:30 pm: Victorian Christmas Lecture

While you are finishing your meal, you will enjoy a Victorian Christmas Lecture. Much of what we moderns associate with the secular celebration of Christmas comes from the Victorian Era, including Christmas trees, Christmas cards, our image of Santa Claus, and many other features. You will learn how Prince Albert brought these traditions to England from Germany when he married Queen Victoria, and how they then spread to America.

DAY TWO

9:30 am: Step on Guide - Cape May Point

Travel on your bus through West Cape May to the tip of Cape May’s peninsula, which is one of the most celebrated bird migratory locations in North America. Entering into Cape May Point State Park, you can view our fully restored Lighthouse, built in 1859 and climb the 199 steps to the top. Then, it’s on to Sunset Beach where the concrete ship Atlantus is still visible, and you’ll enjoy a short shopping stop.

11am: Free Time for Lunch, Shopping or Sightseeing Downtown

Spend some time shopping at the Washington Street Mall, enjoy lunch at one of its many restaurants and stroll the beautiful Victorian streets.

2:30pm: Return to your hotel to freshen up 5pm: Dinner at one of Cape May’s fine restaurants 7pm: Holiday Lights Trolley Ride

Enjoy a front row view of Cape May’s holiday decorations as our heated trolley winds its way through town. Guides tell stories of Christmas past.

DAY THREE

8am: Breakfast at your Hotel 9:30am: Historic District Trolley Tour

Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation’s oldest seashore resort. See Cape May’s Historic District: the gingerbread houses, the oldest residential streets in town and the elegant Grande Dames of Cape May.

Contact

Susan F. Gibson, CTIS Group Tour Manager 609-224-6030

email: sgibson@capemaymac.org or visit

www.capemaymac.org

11:30am: Winery Tour & Tasting

Travel to one of Cape May County’s award-winning wineries, tour the vineyard to see how grapes are grown, and then visit the winery for an introduction to the wine-maker’s art. You’ll also enjoy a tasting along with cheese and crackers.

1pm: Depart for Home Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

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