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For a closer view of the gingerbread trim, visit the preserved 1879 Emlen Physick Estate.

Trolley tours take in the historic district, as does the popular evening ghost tour. And of course dozens of Victorian B&Bs stand with rocking chairs at the ready.

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    Cape May Lighthouse
    City: Cape May Point
    215 Lighthouse Ave. (Rt. 626) Cape May Point, NJ 08212
    Built in 1859, the Cape May Lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb the 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse are rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the Atlantic...
    Cape May Point State Park
    City: Cape May Point
    Lighthouse & Yale Aves. Cape May Point, NJ 08212
    Although Cape May Lighthouse is a major attraction for many visitors to the area, the park's constantly changing shoreline, dunes, freshwater coastal marsh and ponds, forested islands and varied...
    City: Cape May
    717 Franklin Rd. Cape May, NJ 08204
    The Center for Community Arts presents entertaining, informative walking tours. Hidden in plain sight are stories of Harriet Tubman, black-only beaches, thriving African-American businesses and the...
    City: Cape May
    1048 Washington St. Cape May, NJ 08204
    Tours of Cape May's only Victorian House Museum, built in 1879 by renowned architect Frank Furness, are offered throughout the year. Changing seasonal exhibits provide a glimpse of daily life in a...
    Historic Cold Spring Village
    City: Cape May
    720 Rt. 9 Cape May, NJ 08204
    The 1800s come to life when you visit 27 restored, historic buildings on a 30-acre site where interpreters in period clothing demonstrate blacksmithing, woodworking, printing, broom making,...
    Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
    City: Cape May
    1048 Washington St. Cape May, NJ 08204
    Trolley and walking tours (guided & self-guided), ghost tours, Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the restored 1859 Cape May Lighthouse and the restored World War II...
    NASW Aviation Museum
    City: Cape May Airport
    500 Forrestal Rd. Cape May Airport, NJ 08242
    Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. Commissioned in April 1943, NASW served as an active dive-bomber...
    City: Cape May
    Columbia & Gurney Sts. Cape May, NJ 08204
    This historic monument overlooking Cape May honors those that served in WWI. A bronze eagle statue with magnificent outstretched wings sits atop the monument with bronze plaques on each side as a...