Take A Free Virtual Tour Of Cape May, New Jersey’s Most Iconic Location
Cape May, New Jersey isn’t just for summer vacation – it’s a year-round destination. Christmastime is spectacular, Halloween is perfectly spooky, Restaurant Week is to dine for, and the Victorian Weekend never fails to delight. There’s never a bad time to visit and, if I could, I’d be booking a trip right now. While I’ll have to wait, there’s still a way to enjoy Cape May without actually being there.
Cape May MAC (Museums. Arts. Culture.) is the cultural heart of Cape May. It holds a host of fantastic events each year and offers a variety of tours. Each year the estate tour is different, focusing on a unique aspect of Victorian life and culture. Past tours have focused on curious Victorian goods and traditional Victorian pastimes (including vaudeville), but this year’s theme is the history of the house itself, in honor of Cape May MAC’s 50th anniversary.
While I’d love to see the full 45-minute tour in person, I’ll settle for the 13-minute tour offered by Cape May MAC in the video below. Though not as comprehensive as a longer tour, it offers an intriguing peek into what the museum has to offer. The guide is fantastic and while watching, I felt like I was actually there. Just press play to learn about one of the home’s strangest light fixtures, its haunted history, a piano that costs as much as a house, dining etiquette, and much more! You can also learn more about the museum and donate to support it by clicking here. If you enjoy the virtual tour, contribute what you can.
If you would like to visit in person, you can purchase tickets online. According to their website, the first floor is wheelchair accessible.