Purchase tickets online or at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or the Carriage House Visitors Center at the Physick Estate or
for more information
If using GPS to drive
to the Information Booth,
enter address as
526 Washington St.
Beat the Heat
Cool ideas for hot summer days and nights!
HISTORY IS COOL! And so is the air-conditioned Emlen Physick Estate. Cape May’s only Victorian house museum is a great way to beat the heat and see what life was like 130 years ago for this Cape May family. We offer self-guided tours in addition to our guided tours, so no matter what you’ve planned for the day, you can take a tour of this COOL estate. Includes a visit to the air-conditioned Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House to see the current exhibit, “The Iconic Cape May Lighthouse.”
ICED TEA and other refreshments are a great way to cool off, and it’s only one of the things to love about lunch or afternoon tea at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, on the grounds of the Physick Estate. Dine outdoors beneath the patio tent overlooking the cool, shady gardens or indoors in the air-conditioned horse stalls. Enjoy a traditional Tea Luncheon or heartier fare from the cafe menu, as well as an afternoon tea.
GHOSTS ARE COOL...and Cape May is one of the most haunted places you’ll ever visit. After the sun goes down, you’ll hear all about them around town, at the Physick Estate and the Cape May Lighthouse, too.
COOL AT THE TOP! You may warm up as you climb the 199 steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, but it’s worth it for the cool breezes at the top, and the view is the coolest.
MYSTERY IS COOL. It is when it’s a performance of Clueless at the Physick Estate. The action unfolds around you in the rooms of the air-conditioned Physick Estate and we haven’t got a clue whodunnit.... (we do, but we’re not telling!)
PICNICS are cool and you’ll find plenty of tables on the shady grounds of the Physick Estate. Get some take-out from the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom and chill out. Take a stroll around the cool grounds and learn about the Estate on the Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt.
GET WATER COOLED...Board the Cape May Whale Watcher for a cool ride around the Cape. You’ll learn about our maritime history and see dolphins frolicking in the wake as you enjoy the cool ocean breezes.
EVENING TROLLEYS ARE COOL. After the sun goes down, you can see the town in the cool of the evening by hopping on one of MAC’s red trolleys. There are some cool trolley tours and rides that you shouldn’t miss, from ghosts to rides along gaslit streets, and plenty more.