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Cape May Trolley Tour

1048 Washington St, PO Box 340, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609)-884-5404
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Ranked #10 of 25 Activities in Cape May
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Morristown, New Jersey
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24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We took the 2:15pm mansion on the seaside tour. Very informative and interesting. Beautiful homes and some history of their owners.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

This tour is the best way to get an overview of Cape May. The trolley wends its way slowly through town so you get a very good view of the Victorian treasures and the guides know their stuff. They enjoy sharing the history with our visitors. We're glad you joined us. More

Pasadena, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

On our first full day in Cape May, we took the trolly tour of this town's charming historic district. It was wonderful to learn about the development of this seaside resort, and also to have the history and ownership of many of the homes explained. The guide also was very knowledgeable about the various styles of Victorian architecture. We paired... More

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

There isn't a better introduction to town than the Trolley Tour. You learn about the history and the architecture. Thank you for visiting with us. More

Copenhagen
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118 reviews 118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

the tour last 45mins. tops. it's enjoyable and not expensive, $12/pp. the tour guide is knowledgeable and they have a safe, accommodating driver. if you want to save a little, they have a coupon on the web, 0.50cents pp. up to 4 people. i didn't bother printing it (it's just 2 of us). great way to see those victorian houses

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

The Historic District Trolley Tour is the best way to see Cape May's Victorians and learn about architectural styles and Cape May history. You can also package it with a tour of the Emlen Physick Estate (and save $4 on the ticket!) for an overall introduction to the Victorian era. Thank you for stopping by. More

Furlong PA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Tour guide was very informative and entertaining. The handout brochure with the visual dictionary of architectural styles is a plus and I'm keeping it for future reference.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

The trolley tours are designed to give visitors an overall view of Cape May's history and architecture. As they wend their way slowly through town, they give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the rich architecture and charm of the town. Thank you for visiting. More

Cape Canaveral
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a great way to get around town and take in all the wonderful Victorian architecture. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the details of the houses, I felt I got a lesson in Victorian style. Convenient departure point adjacent to the shopping district. We purchased our tickets as a package with the Lewes/Cape May Ferry ticket. Great value.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

You get a really good overview of Cape May and the Victorian era aboard one of MAC's trolleys as it wends it way slowly through town. There are more than 600 buildings from the Victorian era in a variety of styles, some loaded with gingerbread and some not quite so fancy. They tell the story of Cape May's heyday as... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I find myself doing these tours over and over again. Though many of the tours are versions of the same theme, the tour guides are great and show their passion for Cape May. Don't expect a long tour; only about 45-60 minutes, but always worth the money.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

There a re several trolley tours to enjoy. The Historic District Trolley Tour is a daytime that gives a great overview of the Victorian architecture and social history of the day. The Welcome to Cape May Tour helps first-time visitors get the "lay of the land." a popular evening tour is The Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour. All let... More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I went took the gaslight tour on a Sunday night and it was ridiculously short. The tour started at 9p and we were off the trolley by 924p. I was expecting to drive by some of the historic houses in the area and a few of the other landmarks but they only one we went by was... More

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We'll review it with our staff. The Gaslight Tour, since it takes place in the evening is designed to be more about the history and customs of the Victorian era than the architecture. The daytime trolley tours focus more extensively on Cape May' s architecture. More

Trenton, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I brought my mom to Cape May to lunch and shop. We decided a trolley tour would be a smart way to see the beautiful Victorian homes that fill the streets without having her get too tired from walking. The Cape May Trolley tour was 45 minutes and provided just enough history and Victorian architecture information from... More

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. The Historic District Trolley Tour is a great introduction to Cape May's beautiful architecture and it Victorian history. We're glad you enjoyed your day. More

Avon, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went on the Historical tour and it was very interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the beautiful houses in Cape May! The colors of the homes and the beautiful flowers are just so amazing to see. Our tour guide was very enlightening he gave us a lot of history about the old Cape May. When we were done... More

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

The Historic District Trolley Tour is a great way to get the lay of the land. You see the beautiful Victorians and their gardens and learn about the history of Cape May. Thanks for visiting. More

Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the historical trolley tour which combined a trolley tour of the streets of Cape May with a guided tour of the Emlen Physick Estate. Our trolley guide provided much background information on Cape May, the architecture of the houses and the historical figures who founded the city. Our guide at the Physick Estate was excellent in... More

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Trolley Tour, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the experience. The Combination Trolley and Physick Estate Tour is probably the best way to get acquainted with Cape May. Our guide enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of the town and the Physick Estate with visitors. It gives you a new appreciation for our history. More

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