How to Go Back in Time… 5 Top Things To Do During Victorian Weekend in Cape May
America’s first seaside resort, Historic Cape May is charming and unique, that the entire town has been designated a National Historic Landmark. There is no better way to celebrate “Victoriana” than Victorian Weekend in Cape May, which is held every year in October.
This year, the celebration occurs October 7th through October 10th, and we’ve put together a list of the Top 5 Things To Do especially for you! Just remember, book your stay at The Harrison, one of Cape May’s finest Bed and Breakfast properties, and enjoy the rest of the weekend while we pamper you!
Emlen Physick Estate (October 10th @ 7:30pm)
The much anticipated, new in 2016, play parlor games that the Victorians played, including “Charades” and “Pass the Slipper” Hosted at the historic Carriage House & Tearoom, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, 609-884-5404. Includes Dessert and tea or coffee or beverage of your choice. $15 Adults.
Congress Hall (Open Daily)
This free exhibit boasts two centuries of the history, turmoil, and the fabulous refurbished gem that it is today! Once the summer retreat of presidents and celeb’s, today the specatacular 107 guest room hotel is painted in the distinguishable yellow from it’s notable past. Open daily; free admission.
Private Homes (October 8th, 11am – 1pm)
Sign up to get a glimpse of a selection of fabulous private homes that are not typically open to the public. Adults $20.00, Children (3-12) $15.00.
Emlen Physick Estate (10am – 4pm)
This craft show features quality products from vendors throughout the Northeast.
Emlyn Physick Estate (October 9th,12pm – 2pm)
Play a game of croquet on the lawn of the Emlyn Physick Estate with Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland. Come dressed in character and be a part of Historic Cape May!
Other Events and Happenings during Victorian Weekend:
- Cape May Wine School
- Chocolate Lover’s Feast
- Murder Mystery Diner
- “Show Us Your Undies” Fashion Show & Brunch
- Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series
Book your stay at The Harrison, and enjoy a weekend or weekday getaway that will rival many of the finest luxury hotels in the nation. We look forward to seeing you…both new and old friends alike.
The Harrison – Victorian Elegance, Contemporary Luxuries, Outstanding Service.