Sherlock Holmes Weekend

March 13-15

Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Nov. 6-8

The game's afoot in Victorian Cape May... Choose your weekend for a suspense-filled encounter with that inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes in the National Historic Landmark City of Cape May, New Jersey. Limited to 100 tickets each weekend.

Solve the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes
 & Hark! How the Bells!

A new  mystery for 2020 by Emily Pruna


He sees you when you’re sleeping. 
He knows when you’re awake. 
If you try to run and hide, 
You’ve made your last mistake.


John Watson and Sherlock Holmes are having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit when there is a killer on the loose. Someone knows too much and the killer, simply known as “Jack Frost,” is leaving people cold in the streets and the night silent. Holmes must determine which person with a secret is willing to kill for it. Time is running out as the cold shadow of Jack Frost grows closer.

The Game's Afoot
Friday Evening: 8:30pm
Coffee and Dessert Reception
The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May

Join the great detective and his faithful assistant Dr. John Watson for the evening. It is here that the crime unfolds, and as Holmes says, "the game's afoot." A cash bar will be available. Registration begins at 7pm; seating begins at 8pm.

Search for Clues Tour
Saturday Afternoon: 1pm - 3pm
A self-guided tour of Bed and Breakfast Inns

How better to find the solution to this mystery than by visiting a selection of Cape May s Victorian treasures in a search for clues? Discover the clues and complete the answer sheet as you enjoy your self-guided tour. The Search for Clues Tour is part of the full event package or may be purchased separately for $15 per person. Anyone completing an answer sheet is eligible to win and you need not be present.

Tickets for the Search for Clue Tour may be purchased at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.


For Information Booth hours of operation, CLICK HERE

The Game Continues

The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May
Saturday Afternoon: 3:30-4:30pm

Why is Holmes drawn to this case? What are the larger ramifications of the case? Compare your findings to those of the famous detective. How are you faring in your search? Have you matched wits with Mr. Holmes or are you on track to become this year's clueless wonder?

Holmes Unlocks The Mystery!
The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May
Sunday Afternoon: 12:30pm

Be seated at 12noon and enjoy a hearty lunch before Holmes and Watson reveal the solution. Is there a villian among us still? How well did you fare in your search? Once the mystery is solved, the winners will be announced and prizes awarded. 



The Bedford Inn

805 Stockton Ave.,

Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-4158 --

(October & November)


Inn of Cape May

7 Ocean St., Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-1934 –

(March, October & November)

La Mer Beachfront Resort

1317 Beach Ave.,

Cape May, NJ 08204


(March, October & November)


East Lynne Theater Company presents



Fridays & Saturdays • 8pm
March 13 & 14 • Oct. 30 & 31 • Nov. 6 & 7 

“Mr. Holmes, I am under such a strain that I shall go mad if it continues,” said Enid to the master detective. Thus begins a race against time to stop the bizarre murders in an eerie country manor. Performed “radio-style” with live sound effects and commercials, it is based on one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s personally favorite stories and his play THE STONER CASE, adapted by Craig Wichman, Founder and Producer of Quicksilver Radio Theater. This script received the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ “Gold Reel” for Radio Drama Award. THE SPECKLED BAND launched SHERLOCK HOLMES on NBC radio in October, 1930, written and produced by Edith Meiser. The popular series lasted until 1950


Location: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Tickets (except as noted): $28 general; $20 full-time students

and military (active or retired); ages 12 and under free!




Full weekend packages are available at $115 per person. Full Weekend Packages include the Welcome Reception, Search for Clues Tour, Performances and Lunch. Sherlock Holmes Weekend packages DO NOT include accommodations or the East Lynne Theater Company performance. The Full Weekend Package, including accommodations, starts at $618 (per couple) and also includes a dining certificate good at a selection of Cape May restaurants. See list below of participating accommodations and call 609-884-5404, ext. 1-115 for details.




$15 ADULTS, $10