Kids Have Fun at the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate This Summer with Special Tours, Activities & Events

Photo by Susan Krysiak, courtesy of MAC

The 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s Victorian House Museum, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, is a wonderful setting for children and their parents to explore this summer. A variety of scheduled and self-guided tours and experiences await that are geared toward youngsters.

On Wednesdays, July 5 and 19, Aug. 2 and 16 at 9:30 a.m., children can hear a pirate story over a yummy breakfast at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the grounds of Physick Estate during Breakfast with the Pirates. Children can put on a pirate vest and eye patch, hunt for treasure on the lovely grounds, and enjoy some surprises. Admission is $18 and includes activities and breakfast.

Physick Estate Children’s Tours are also offered this summer on Mondays, July 3 to Aug. 28 at 11:15 a.m. These tours of the interior of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate house are geared especially toward children ages 5 to 10 years old. Admission to the tour is $8 per person and kids under 3 are admitted free.

The Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt is a self-guided activity that can be enjoyed as a fun family learning experience and is available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase a scavenger hunt map for $5, work together to find the clues around the estate grounds and then receive a prize.

Don’t miss out on great family fun at our large summertime festivals on the grounds of the Physick Estate. They are not just for grown-ups, they are for everyone. The Craft Beer & Crab Festival on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. features lots of kids activities the entire family will enjoy such as lawn games, a bubble pond, Little Circus entertainment and acrobats from Give & Take Jugglers.

For more information about any of these children’s programs or other MAC programs and activities, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit MAC’s website at