Newsletter - August 5, 2020
Cape May is as beautiful as you remember
From open air trolley tours and walking tours around town, to outdoor events and dining for families and date nights at the Physick Estate, there is a lot do in this National Historic Landmark City, even now
Cape May's Beach Avenue is a delightful morning walk and also part of some custom tour routes. Our Group Tour Manager Susan Gibson can customize your self-quarantined group's Cape May tour experience in dozens of different ways.
Ready for an open-air trolley tour of beautiful and historic Cape May? Cape May Trolley Tours are happening daily, on a light schedule, with some of our most popular tours available, and will continue this fall. All are open to the fresh air. We disinfect our trolleys, our tour guides and staff wear shields or masks, our guests wear masks, our drivers are behind plexiglass, and we are committed to keeping you safe. Choose from these trolley tours that are running on a regular schedule: Combination Historic District Trolley Tour and Emlen Physick Estate Tours; Historic District Trolley Tours; Cape Mayhem & Victorian Oddities Trolley Tours; Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tours, Historic Haunts Combo Tours; and Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tours.

Do you have a family or friends group who would like their own tour around town? Call or email Susan Gibson, Group Tour Manager, at 609-224-6030. We can make that happen, safely. Learn more.

Guided tours of the Physick House Museum are now offered daily. While capacity is limited to meet indoor safety protocols and guidelines, we like to think of this more intimate tour as a silver lining to this pandemic, a more up-close experience for you, our guests. Guides wear face shields or masks and guests wear face masks. We maintain the appropriate social distance.

New! Beginning Aug. 9 a new Physick House Museum house tour takes flight! Take the Magic & Mystery House Tour and learn about the Victorian fascination with magic, illusion, the mysterious and the odd. You will learn about The Great Lafayette, "The World’s Greatest Magician," Harry Houdini, the astounding escape artist, Ionia, the Goddess of Mystery, Pepper's Ghost, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and more. Combine your tour with the popular Cape Mayhem & Victorian Oddities Trolley Tour, on Sunday evenings, for a double dose of Victorian weirdness.

Coming soon! Dr. Physick's Neighborhood Walking Tour returns this fall on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 9.
Bring your little ones to Breakfast with the Pirates Aug. 11 & 18 at 9:30am. The scene at the Emlen Physick Estate is set for a rip-roarin’ time playing pirate outdoors! Hear a story and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Vintage, the outstanding new restaurant outdoors under the patio tent. This year, masks are required. All children over 3, and all adults shall wear a mask when not seated at their tables. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Tickets are limited and may be purchased online.

New! A new walking tour, Painted Ladies, Porches & More Walking Tour, continues. Take a walk from the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate to the Washington Street Mall with a knowledgeable guide and experience charming Cape May, the nation's only wholly-designated National Historic Landmark city, up close. Comfortable shoes recommended. Masks required. Tickets are limited and may be purchased online.
The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse
The World War II Lookout Tower is open daily 11am-2:30pm and will continue through October. Check our website for changing hours. Masks are required to enter the museum.

The Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park is open daily 9am to 5pm through Labor Day and will be open through the end of the year. Check our website for changing hours. Masks are required to climb and are requested on the grounds.

New! Vintage is open daily through the end of the year from 11am to 4pm and 5pm to 8pm for delicious outdoor dining under the patio tent on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Brunch and dinner offered daily. Parking is free!

The Carroll Gallery Exhibit, "50 Years of MAC" is open daily 9am to 8:30pm and will be open through Nov. 1. It is an amazing retrospective of the organization that has championed and preserved Cape May history since 1970. Masks are required for entry into the Carriage House.
SunSet Jazz music series at the Emlen Physick Estate
SunSet Jazz is a music series curated by Spy Boy Productions, producers of the bi-annual Exit Zero Jazz Festival, that explores the power of music to transcend differences and bring us all closer together. Performers include Gerald Veasley, Carol Riddick, Joanna Pascale, Orrin Evans, Matt Cappy, Keyon Harrold, and more. Info and tickets at All performances are held on the 10,000-square-feet of Green Space on the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May, NJ., observing all CDC guidelines in order to keep patrons, musicians and staff safe and healthy.
Philly pianist Orrin Evans brings his Trio to SunSet Jazz Series ready to dig deep into the fertile music ground of Black Women Composers. Evans studied with Kenny Barron and worked as a sideman for Bobby Watson, Ralph Peterson, Duane Eubanks and Lenora Zenzalai-Helm before releasing his debut as a leader in 1997, Justin Time.
SunSet Jazz is produced by Spy Boy Productions and the Exit Zero Jazz Festival.
Plan now for these Fall events
Sept. 8, 17, 22, Oct. 1 - Cape May Music Festival Virtual Concerts Bay Atlantic Symphony and New York Chamber Ensemble

Sept 11 through Sept 20 - 24th Annual Cape May Food and Wine Celebration (select events, see below)
Sept 11 - Cape May Wine Trail
Sept 18 - Cape May Wine Trail
Sept 18 - Small Bites & Flights at Mudhen Brewing Co.
Sept 19 - New! Harvest Dinner at Vintage

Oct 3 - Murder Mystery Dinner “All Bets are Off!”

Oct 8 through Oct 12 - 48th Annual Victorian Weekend (select events, see below)
Oct 11 - Victorian Weekend Crafts and Collectible Show
Oct 11 - Brunch & Bingo at the Beach
Oct 11 - Murder Mystery Dinner “All Bets are Off!”
Oct 9 through Oct 31 - Halloween Happenings in Victorian Cape May (select events see below)
Oct 9 through Nov 11 - Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate
Oct. 17 - Murder Mystery Dinner “All Bets are Off!”
Oct. 16, 17 - Phantoms of the Physick Estate – “The Masquerade”
Oct. 23, 24 - Phantoms of the Physick Estate – “The Masquerade”
Oct. 24 - Murder Mystery Dinner “All Bets are Off!”
Oct. 30, 31 - Phantoms of the Physick Estate – “The Masquerade”

Oct 17 through Oct 18 - Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey

*The schedule is subject to change in response to ongoing requirements.
On a budget? Aren't we all. Check out these free or low-cost fun, family activities: Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt; Cape May Family Treasure Hunt; Story Stops at the Physick Estate.
We are eager to see you back in Cape May and ask that you do what's needed to stay safe and keep others safe both at home and when you are here. Questions? Call us directly at 609-884-5404. For updates on schedules, please visit our website:
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