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Cape May Museums

The historical significance of Cape May is abundant. Take a few hours and visit one of the many nearby Cape May museums in NJ or historical sites and learn about what has made Cape May so special. Stockton Inns is easily accessible to many of these nearby museums.

Historic Cold Spring Village brings history alive. See how villagers lived during the “age of homespun” and learn through interactive exhibits spread out on 30 acres of land. With gardens and 26 historically restored buildings and on-site interpreters who are authentically dressed for the time period your visit will be full of education and fun. Pick up a souvenir from the Village Country Store or visit the restaurant, ice cream parlor or bakery to grab something to eat. Located at 720 Shore Rd, Cape May, NJ 08204 Learn more here.

The Emlen Physick Estate is a Victorian era house and museum designed by architect Frank Furness that is the only one of its kind in Cape May. The house has 15 rooms that have been restored to a bygone era that gives a glimpse into this time period. See how the Physick family lived by taking a guided tour of the estate given by on-site knowledgeable docents. Tickets start at just $12 for adults and $7 for children* and the tours take around 45 minutes to complete. Tours end in the carriage house where there is a Tea House and gift shop perfect for picking up a souvenir of Cape May. Open from 11am-3:30pm daily. Located at 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204.

Cape May Lighthouse A beacon of light for those near the Jersey Shore, the lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park and visitors can see for miles the picturesque beauty of the Atlantic Ocean if they climb the 199 steps to the top. The lighthouse is the third one documented to be in that area of Cape May and was built in 1859. Guests can visit the lighthouse for a fee of $8 per adult and $3 for children (3-12).* Located at 215 Lighthouse Ave. Cape May, NJ 08204.

Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum Learn the history of aviation from educational interactive displays special exhibits and restored aircrafts. This is a completely hands-on museum that allows visitors to explore and learn throughout the museum. Great for the whole family! Don’t forget your camera as you climb into aircrafts, an air traffic control tower and even flight simulators. With 26 planes and helicopters to explore during your visit you’ll be sure to learn something new during your visit. Open 9am-4pm, admission is $10 for adults with discounts for children*. The NASW Aviation Museum is located at the Cape May airport 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, NJ 08242.

Cape May County Historical Museum and Genealogical Museum discover the history of Cape May and the surrounding area at this museum. The house that holds the museum has been carefully analyzed to determine its historical significance and to determine the different time periods over which it was constructed and by who according to legal records and the types of materials used. Learn about historical events that took place in Cape May from the 17th century to the 20th century during your visit to this museum. View real artifacts and read information that has been salvaged to recreate an image of Cape May’s storied history. Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-2pm* Admission is free. Located at 504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

*All fees and hours are subject to change depending on the museum.

After a long day of visiting all of the great attractions and museums in Cape May, NJ Stockton Inns offers deluxe amenities including an on-site pool, ocean-views lounge chairs and a barbeque grill. Book your accommodations today!