Plan Your Visit

AROUND TOWN

PARKING
Meters are in effect from May 1 through Oct. 31. Metered parking is available on many street in the center of town and along Beach Avenue. Meters are also available on Carpenter’s Lane and Lyle Lane, where payment is made at a central kiosk; get receipt to place on your windshield. A municipal lot is located at Jackson & Perry Street.
Free parking is available at the Cape May Elementary School located at the intersection of Lafayette Street and  Madison Avenue now through Labor Day. A trolley shuttle runs from the parking lot.

MAC's three historic sites -- the Emlen Physick Estate, the Cape May Lighthouse and the World War II Lookout Tower -- all have free on-site parking for visitors, and are RV-friendly.

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BEACH TAGS
Beach tags are required on all persons 12 years of age and over on all city beaches from 10 am - 5:30 pm at all times Beaches are open or when lifeguards are on duty.Limit of 5 beach tags per person
-Seasonal $28 ($20 if purchased before March 28th)
-Weekly (Saturday - Saturday) $15
- Three Day $12
- Daily $ 6

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when to visit?

Read our online booklet that will give you an overview of what's offered all year-round, so you can pick the best time for your visit. Current dates and times of events are posted on our website as they become available, so check back often.

GET TICKETS

For many of our events and activities, you can purchase tickets in advance right here on our website, or by calling us at 609-884-5404.  Once you're here in town, you can purchase tickets at the following locations:


WASHINGTON STREET MALL INFORMATION BOOTH: 

Located at junction of Washington Street and Ocean Street at the end of the mall. Tickets for most trolley tours are sold here, and trolley tours leave from the trolley stop across the street from the booth, unless otherwise noted. You may also purchase tickets here for most of our other tours and events.

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CARRIAGE HOUSE

VISITORS CENTER: 

Located in the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. As you come in the main drive, the Carriage House is straight ahead (the first building you see). You may purchase tickets here for any tours or events 

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HILL HOUSE OFFICE: 

Located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., the Hill House office is directly behind the main house. If you ordered advance tickets, you can pick them up here, as well as purchase tickets here for any tours or events. Hill House is open daily, 9am-5pm. (Winter weekends Saturdays only)

GETTING HERE
Approximate travel time from....
New York City: 3 hours
Philadelphia: 1.75 hours
Baltimore: 3 hours
Washington, DC: 4 hours

Planning a great vacation takes a lot of information and we'll help you decide when to come, where to stay and what to do for the best Cape May vacation ever!

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