Cape May Museums

As the weather starts to get colder, everyone resorts to the indoors to keep warm. Thankfully, there are quite a few great museums within minutes of the ferry to help keep you warm during those colder months!

Historic Cold Spring Village

720 Route 9 South
Cape May, NJ 08204

This interactive museum will make you feel like you traveled back in time to the “age of homespun” which took place between 1789 and 1840. Walk around their 30 acres of land and visit their 26 restored historic buildings. During your visit, you will have the chance to meet historically clothed interpreters who educate you about the lifestyle and issues of the time. Children can join in the festivities, trying on costumes, making crafts, and playing the games of that time. Dine at their restaurant right on their property or stop at their ice cream parlor or bakery for a delicious treat and their brand new brewery!

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport, NJ 08242

Learn and see dozens of airplanes, helicopters, jet aircrafts and more. Located in Hanger #1 at the Cape May Airport, see some memorable items and airplanes from WWII as you walk through their exhibits. This is a great museum for all ages to enjoy!

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Cape May Fire Department Museum

643 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

This small museum is filled with powerful stories and history. It is free and open to the public for all to enjoy. Learn the history of the Cape May Fire Department and see their antique 1928 American La France Fire Engine.

Emlen Physick Estate

1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

Travel back into Victorian time as you walk into the Physick Estate. Admire the architecture and decorative arts, and learn about this notable Cape May family. This estate gives you an insight on the changing lifestyle of the past and is a unique place to visit. 

The Museum of Cape May County

504 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Learn about the county’s original settlers in the 1600s into the 1800s as you walk through the museum. Catch a glimpse of what a doctor’s office looked like in the 1700s with all the different tools and pharmaceuticals that were used. You will also be able to see what a family’s home that was built in 1704 was like, and the changes that were made into the 1800s. Stop to see their new room that pays honor to those who have served, from the Revolutionary War to the current. This museum truly brings you to the past and shows you what life was like living in Cape May County between the 1600s and 1800s. It is a fun learning experience for all ages to enjoy!

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