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Address: Washington and Franklin Streets, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-884-9100
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One Night Stand at the Colonial House

This was a really interesting place. We were there at night when most everything but the restaurant was shutting down, so I cannot provide info for "daytime" visits. It's well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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SouthCentral Pensylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a really interesting place. We were there at night when most everything but the restaurant was shutting down, so I cannot provide info for "daytime" visits. It's well tended and visually pleasing. But it is not chock full of "things to do" so parents, be forewarned. If you love old things and history you will be happy to... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is close to the walking mall but hidden behind a parking area. Well worth seeking out. Beautifuly restored. Should be moved to a more accessible place. We were able to park very near it.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Colonial House was always a favorite stop of ours because we love history so much. It's a shame to see it closed up. The display changed every summer. It was fun!

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Talk about history in early Cape May and you must include Colonial House. Most of this style house burned to the ground because of the chimney that goes right through the middle for warmth.Loved the way it has kept the historical appearance and many items of the time period. Ask about the etching in the upstairs window on your next... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a unique museum housed in a 1730 house. It may be small but it houses a lot of information about Cape May history

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Piscataway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Tiny home packed with history, our guide was most knowlegeable. Takes 20-30 minutes at most to tour.

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2006

We had a problem finding this little colonial era building, but it was worth the time. It's located behind Alexander’s Restaurant on Washington Street. I've been coming to Cape May since I was born - yet, I had never heard anything about its history outside of the Victorian era. At the Colonial House which is run by the Greater Cape... More 

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Address: Washington and Franklin Streets, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-884-9100
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May

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