We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Colonial House

Washington and Franklin Streets, Cape May, NJ 08204
Improve this listing
Ranked #20 of 22 Attractions in Cape May
Most recent review
- May 20, 2014
Write a Review

5 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 11

Travelers who viewed The Colonial House also viewed

Cape May, Jersey Shore
Cape May, Jersey Shore

Been to The Colonial House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing