Cape May County Department of Tourism
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Historic Attractions
Discover Cape May Countyís history ...
and have fun doing it!

 
The Avalon Free Public Library and History Center
Cape May Lighthouse / Lake Lily
Doo Wop
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Historic Cold Spring Village
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts
Stone Harbor Museum 
American Legion/Lifesaving Station
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The Avalon Free Public Library and History Center

The Avalon Free Public Library and History Center, formerly the Avalon Museum, serves as an informational and cultural Gateway to Avalon for all residents and visitors.  The History Center visitors will explore Avalonís part, present, and future in visually exciting, intellectually accessible, and emotionally evocative exhibits and public programs.  Also in the making are a circulating book collection, computer work stations, and patron access to Geneology.com.
 
Director/Curator Joseph Angemi, Jr.
609-957-0090

Email: [email protected]

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Cape May Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse / Lake Lily

The Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park was built in 1859.  It is said to be the second oldest continually operating lighthouse in the United States. 

County Route 629 & Lehigh Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ
609-884-8656.

www.capemaymac.org/Lighthouse

 

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Doo Wop

The Doo Wop Museum is home to memorabilia celebrating the Wildwoods rock and roll history.  Numerous motels showcase the Doo Wop architecture of the early 1950ís and 60ís.

Doo Wop Museum
Montgomery and Ocean Avenues
Wildwood, NJ  08260
609-729-4000

www.doowop.org

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Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse & Museum served sailors from 1874 to 1964.  Itís Victorian design made a comfortable home for the Lighthouse keeper and his family.  It functions as a museum with a gift shop, award-winning gardens and offers tours all year long.  It is listed on the State and National Historic Registers.

111 N. Central Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ  08260
609-522-4520

www.herefordlighthouse.org

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Historic Cold Spring Village

Historic Cold Spring Village is an Early American living history museum. The 1800s come to life when you visit 26 restored, historic buildings on a 30-acre site where interpreters in period clothing demonstrate blacksmithing, woodworking, printing, broom making, pottery, tinsmithing, basket weaving and open hearth cooking. The Village is also home to an organic farm complete with a horse, chicken, sheep and more! In addition to the craft buildings, visitors will find the Country Store, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. The Welcome Center, located at the Route 9 entrance of Historic Cold Spring Village is a good starting point for the visitor.
 
Grange at Historic Cold Spring VillageSpecial events are held every weekend from early June through mid-September. Visitors can also enjoy special weekday family activities including take-home crafts, historic games, dress up, and free horse-drawn carriage rides. The Village is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-4:30pm from late June through Labor Day Weekend and select weekends in the spring and fall.Ē

3 miles north of Cape May City
720 Route 9
Cold Spring, NJ
www.hcsv.org

 

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Emlen Physick EstateMid-Atlantic Center for the Arts

Operates the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate,  including the Carriage House Gallery and the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located at Cape May Point. MAC sponsors the annual Cape May Music Festival in June and a year round schedule of walking and trolley tours of Cape May's Historic District, as well as house tours, living history programs and workshops and lectures dedicated to the Victorian lifestyle.

1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ
(609) 884-5404

www.capemaymac.org

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Stone Harbor Museum

Opened in 1999, a collection of archival material and displays bring the past into the present. Trained volunteer docents welcome and guide visitors through the museum. 

235 93rd St
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
609-368-7500
[email protected]

Stone Harbor Museum

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Tatham Life Saving StationAmerican Legion/Lifesaving Station
Home to Stephen C. Ludlam Post 331
 
Our Post meeting site was built in 1895 as a US Life Saving Station. It sits on the original site of the Tatham's Life Saving Station that dates back to the 1840's. We have created a museum on the life saving service and a military museum containing artifacts from WWII to present day. The Post is named in memory of Cape May County son Stephen C. Ludlam who died heroically at age nineteen in the Battle of the Bulge. 

NW corner of 117th Street and Second Ave.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 

www.stephencludlampost331.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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