Activities at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom

Breakfast with the Pirates

 Tuesday, August 20: SOLD OUT!

Ahoy, mateys! Enjoy breakfast with your youngsters  while you listen to a story and pirate music, take part in a craft, plus go on a treasure hunt with our pirates. Limited event; reservations necessary.


Tickets:  $20 adults and children ages 3-12; $5 kids under 3

Fairy Tale Breakfast

Tuesday, August 13 IS SOLD OUT!

Enjoy a sampling of children’s activities including interactive stories, games and face painting while enjoying a breakfast buffet at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom.

Tickets:  $20 adults and children ages 3-12; $5 kids under 3

Mary Lou Newnam and SonnyTroy play light jazz during brunch at the Cafe & Tearoom.

Jazz Brunch at the Estate


Jazz brunch comes to the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate for Mother's Day! Linger over a Sunday morning brunch buffet as you listen to live jazz from The Great American Songbook. Mary Lou Newnam, saxophone, clarinet and flute, and Sonny Troy, guitar. Free parking. Advance reservations suggested. Limit 50.


Adults $35; children $20 (ages 3-12)

The Roofs of Cape May

Lecture & Lunch
Friday, Oct. 11: 12noon

Join Eric Bennung, product development engineer and vice president with Acrymax Technologies, Inc.,for a historical view of the types and styles of roofing seen throughout Cape May and how these roofs are preserved today. Acrymax Technologies, Inc. manufactures flexible protective coatings for the building envelope.


$20 (includes light lunch)

Show Us Your Undies

Fashion Show & Brunch

Oct. 14:10am 

Living history presenters from Grand Oak Plantation present an overview (or under-view!) of Victorian clothing and foundations, from day dresses to ball gowns, displayed on live models with commentary, accompanied by a delicious brunch. 

Tickets $30

Tea & Confessions:

An Expose of Victorian Spiritualism

Saturday & Sunday,  October 19 & 20: 2:30pm


Many of the modern trappings of spiritualism come from the Victorian era, from Tarot cards to Ouija boards to psychic shops. Enjoy an afternoon tea at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, while learning about the history, truth and fiction, of Victorian Spiritualism.


Adults $35; children $30 (ages 3-12)

Tombs, Tunes & Tales with Professor Gravesounds & Mary Shelley in the Cafe
Friday, Oct. 25: 2pm
Don’t miss this live (undead!), scary tales and musical extravaganza, perfect for Halloween! The ghouls you love and the tunes they love pair up in a spooky celebration of all things that go bump in the night. Carriage House Café & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.


$20 (includes light refreshments)

Victorian Killers & Monsters in the Cafe
Friday, Oct. 18: 2pm
The Victorian Era brought us Dracula, Mr. Hyde, the Mummy and the Invisible Man, but fact was more terrifying than fiction in this era of true life serial killers like Jack the Ripper, murderers like the infamous Lizzie Borden and monsters like H.H. Holmes.  Learn all about the horrors of the Victorian Era - if you dare! Carriage House Café & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.


$20 (includes light refreshments)