Halloween Happenings at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

Cape Mayhem Trolley Tour
Headless Photography? Electric Corsets? Coffin Torpedoes? Explore some of the strange beliefs, superstitions, oddities, fads, curiosities and mysteries from the end of the 19th century – the Victorian era – in this half hour trolley tour through the gas lit streets of Cape May. Hear stories from Cape May’s history that are bizarre, unexplained or just downright weird! $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour
Nobody knows Cape May’s ghosts better than psychic medium Craig McManus. Your MAC guide relates his findings on this 30-minute trolley tour through darkened streets and flickering gas lamps. Discover just what the ghosts said to McManus and where they are living… well, sort of. Begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth where tickets are sold. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour
Take an evening tour down the ghostly path that leads to the Cape May Lighthouse, as you hear about psychic medium Craig McManus’ paranormal findings. At the Lighthouse, you might even feel the presence of long-ago keepers. Do you have what it takes to climb 199 spirited stairs to the top? Whether you choose to climb or stay below, you’ll surely enjoy an awesome experience. Limited to 33 tourgoers. $22 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-12).

Historic Haunts House Tour
Visit the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate to learn about the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism and today’s methods of “ghost hunting.” Purchase tickets at the Carriage House Visitors Center at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Limited Event. $12 adults, $8 children (ages 3-12).

Lizzie Borden: Tea & Confessions: Saturday, October 31 at 2:30 p.m.
New in 2015! Who was Lizzie Borden, and what really happened on the fateful day her parents were hacked to death in the family home? Meet Lizzie Borden and get swept up in the story of one of the most notorious women in modern history, all over afternoon tea. Reservations required. Tickets are $25.

Murder Mystery Dinners
Play along and solve the mystery during a delicious four-course dinner, presented at the Inn of Cape May. You may even find yourself a part of the action! Murder Mystery Dinners are presented each year during Cape May’s Spring Festival, Victorian Weekend and the Halloween season and a new play is featured each fall. Limited event, reservations required. Tickets are $50.

Phantoms of the Physick Estate
Are you brave enough to tour Dr. Physick’s house after dark? Strange things have been seen, heard and done here in the evening hours. Let your guide open a portal to the past and see what discoveries await. $15 adults, $12 children (ages 3-12).

Scarecrow Alley: October 11-31
Once again, the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. will be transformed for a spooky Halloween, and Scarecrow Alley will showcase homemade scarecrows – from the ghoulishly gruesome to the foolishly funny! Free admission! Vote for your favorite! Visit the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate during hours of operation and cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow.

Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate: Saturday, October 31 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Some spooky characters are waiting on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. with treats for all the good little boys and ghouls. Trick-or-treating is free!

For event dates and times, to purchase tickets, and for more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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