If you’re looking for a day in Cape May away from the beach, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) offers family fun for everyone. Learn all about Cape May’s history during one of MAC’s many walking or trolley tours. Take a trip to the Cape May Lighthouse. Climb this 1859 structure’s 199 steps to the watch gallery and see gorgeous views of the Jersey Cape and Delaware Bay. Hop aboard the trolley and tour Cape May’s Historic District while hearing entertaining and enlightening stories about the nation’s oldest seaside resort and how it survived. Have an adventure at the Emlen Physick Estate. Explore this 18-room mansion, one of the finest examples of “Stick Style” architecture in America, and Cape May’s original haunted house. Use a map to guide you through while looking for the answers to a scavenger hunt. Have a tea party at MAC’s Carriage House Tearoom & Café, and be sure to check out the Carroll Gallery with changing exhibits that bring Cape May history to life. With a full calendar of tours, events, and activities for the summer, everyone in your family will surely enjoy their day in Cape May.
1048 Washington St., Cape May
(609) 884-5404, (800) 275-4278, capemaymac.org