Cape May has been attracting visitors from all over since the mid-18th century. With that much history and such a beautiful place to visit, there is bound to be a few that have stuck around, even since passing.
Enter…only if you dare and discover Cape May’s spooky past with these haunted Cape May tours. Most of these tours run year-round, with a few that make a special appearance during the fall in Cape May.
Magic and Mystery House Tour
Step back in time and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with magic. All set within the 1879 restored Victorian mansion of the Emlen Physick Estate, learn about Houdini, the mesmerizing escape artist, the Great Lafayette, the greatest magician, Sherlock Holmes, and much more.
The Gloomy Apparition
For a limited time, help solve the mystery of The Gloomy Apparition at this immersive theatrical event. Held at the Emlen Physick Estate, the 45-minute performance starts every 15 minutes Thursday through Saturday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Running September 24t – November 15th.
Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour
Let the psychic medium, Craig McManus guide you along on this 30-minute trolley tour through the night streets of Cape May as he tells the most haunting ghost stories of Cape May.
Historic Haunts House Tour
Visit the Emlen Physick Estate to learn more about the Victorians’ attraction with spiritualism and today’s methods of “ghost hunting.”
Note: Combine this tour with the Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour on the combo tour.
Spirits & Victorian Oddities Trolley Tour
Learn about some of the oddities, fads, and curiosities of the 19th century Victorian Era with this 30-minute night trolley tour through the streets of Cape May.
Graveyards, Ghosts, and Mansion Tour
Hop on the trolley to the Cold Springs Presbyterian Cemetery to visit the gravesites of Dr. Emlen Physick and his family. The tour also includes a tour of the Emlen Physick Estate and EVP (electronic voice recordings) from the estate’s staff.
Ghost Walk with Craig McManus
Join psychic medium, Craig McManus, on a one-hour walking tour as he recalls stories about the paranormal activity he has personally experienced at a variety of locations in town. Dates for the tour: October 16th & 17th, 2020.
Note: Some tours may be canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Be sure to check the capemaymac.org website for updated schedules and information.
Create your own haunted Cape May tours
Create your own tour and visit one of the many haunted places in Cape May on your own.
Haunted places include:
- Emlen Physick Estate
- The Cherry House
- The Cape May Lighthouse
- Jackson Street
- Congress Hall
- Elaine’s of Cape May
- The Washington Street Mall
And many more…
Stay at Stockton Inns
Choose from the Victorian mansion at the Stockton Manor or our budget-friendly hotel rooms at the Stockton Inn. The Stockton Manor is Cape May’s only oceanfront Victorian Inn with a pool, plus it offers loads of charm and character, perfect for your Cape May getaway. Relax on the wrap-around porch or enjoy reading a good book in your room, most boasting ocean views.
Or if you are looking for more of a budget-friendly option for the entire family, book a room at our oceanfront motel. The Stockton Inn offers an ocean-view sundeck, outdoor lounge chairs, and rooms with your basic modern amenities.
Note: Our seasonal hotel closes October 11th and will re-open in the spring.