GROUP TOURS: HISTORIC SITES
Cape May is rich in history, and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) has restored and operates three historic sites that are popular and must-see attractions for visitors.
The Emlen Physick Estate
Tour the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May's only Victorian house museum, with 18 rooms authentically restored to their original grandeur. Changing seasonal exhibits and knowledgeable guides provide a glimpse of life in a Victorian household. The Gallery in the Carriage House also features a variety of special exhibits available to groups.The first floor of the Physick house, as well as the Carriage House, are both accessible.
The Cape May Lighthouse
Visit this fully restored 1859-vintage structure, one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Jersey Cape where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Climb 199 steps to the top, or visit the adjacent Oil House to view a video about the Lighthouse. The Oil House is accessible.
World War II Lookout Tower
Visit the fully-restored World War II coastal artillery lookout tower (Fire Control Tower No. 23) near Cape May Point. Climb to the sixth floor observation room and learn about the Tower’s important role in homeland defense protecting the Delaware River and Bay. The ground floor of the Tower is accessible.
For more information, call our group tour sales office at 609-224-6030 or
800-275-4278, ext. 1-158