Cape May County

Cape May

Chalfonte Hotel
301 Howard St.
Cape May NJ 08204
Cape May's oldest operating hotel, built in the tradition of the southern paddlewheel river boat is totally wooden with elaborate gingerbread trim. It is listed on the National Historic Registry.
(609) 884-8409.

Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May NJ 08204
Tours of Cape May's only Victorian House Museum, built in 1879 by renowned architect Frank Furne, are offered throughout the year. Changing season exhibits provide a glimpse of daily life in a Victorian household.
(609) 884-5404 (800) 275-4278

Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9
Cape May NJ 08204
This 22-acres, 18th century farm village features open-air living History Museum, with working craftpeople, weekend events.
(609) 898-2300

Cape May Court House

John Holmes House & Museum
504 Rt. 9 N.
Cape May Court House NJ 08210
18th century house & museum reflect a unique look at 300 years of local history, plus an extensive genealogical library sponsored by the Historical & Genealogical Society.
(609) 465-3535

Cape May Point

Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May Point State Park
Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point NJ 08212
Restored 1859 lighthouse. Visitors orientation and museum shop on site.
(609) 884-5404

North Wildwood

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
1st & Central Aves.
North Wildwood NJ 08260
Built in 1874. Tours.
(609) 522-4520

Ocean City

Ocean City Historical Museum
1735 Simpson Ave.
Ocean City Cultural Arts Building
Ocean City NJ 08226
Victorian museum.
(609) 399-1801.

Ocean City Tabernacle
500 Wesley Ave.
Ocean City NJ 08226
Internationally renowned speakers, children's drama camps & concerts, over 120 years old.
(609) 399-1915.

Sea Isle City

Sea Isle City Historical Museum
4208 Landis Ave.
Sea Isle City NJ 08243
Historic area memorabilia is displayed throughout the museum.
(609) 263-3195.

The Wildwoods

George F. Boyer Historical Museum
3907 Pacific Ave.
Holly Beach Station Mall
The Wildwoods NJ 08260
Contains memorabilia and history of The Wildwoods.
(609) 523-0277.

Wildwood Crest

Sunset Lake & Turtle Gut Park and Memorial
NJ and Miami Aves.
Wildwood Crest NJ 08260
Site of the American Revolution battle fought in .
(609) 522-7788.

Cumberland County


Bridgeton Historical District
50 E. Broad St.
Bridgeton NJ 08302
New Jersey's largest historical district with 2200 Colonial, Victorian, and Federalist buildings. Brick walkways, lanterns and benches border the scenic Riverfront Promenade and Fountain Plaza; 1100-acres city park, four museums, zoo, canoe rentals, swimming and picnicking. Call for museum hours and festival information. Escorted motor coach tours require a reservation with a minimum of 25 people. Trolley tours require a reservation with a maximum of 14 people.
(856) 451-4802 (800) 319-3379.

Nail House Museum
1 Mayor Aitken Dr.
Bridgeton City Park
Bridgeton NJ 08302
Built in 1815. Displays of early iron tools, gla, and local history. Call for hours. Closed Jan., Feb., March.
(856) 455-4100.

New Sweden Farmstead Museum
Mayor Aitken Dr.
(mailing: 50 E. Broad St.)
Bridgeton NJ 08302
This 17th century Swedish settler's farmstead contains log cabins, blacksmith shop, and threshing barn. Reenactments and other special events.
(856) 455-9785 (800) 319-3379.

Potter's Tavern
W. Broad St.
Bridgeton NJ 08302
National Historic Landmark restored to its 1776 appearance. Tours on weekends in summer and by appointment.
(856) 451-4802.


Greenwich/ Historical Society
960 Ye Greate St.
Box 16
Greenwich NJ 08323
The Society has pre-served 18th century buildings and has organized a walking tour that brings to life the unhurried atmosphere of Old Greenwich, site of New Jersey's Tea Party.
(856) 455-4055.


Mauricetown Historic Society
1229 Front St.
Mauricetown NJ 08329
April craft show, October Deert Festival, Christmas Candlelight Tour.
(856) 785-0457.