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Address: Washington and Franklin Streets, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-884-9100
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A little Williamsburg in the Victorian capital

We love Williamsburg, so we found this representation of the colonial period in Cape May very interesting. We're so glad that it was saved for posterity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
Dan S
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Sykesville, Maryland
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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We love Williamsburg, so we found this representation of the colonial period in Cape May very interesting. We're so glad that it was saved for posterity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We asked the waitress for what the restaurant was known for and she recommended the crab cakes. She was right! They were so good. We also had the oysrers which were done to perfection. The staff was awesome and the food was lovely. This will be our next stop for any special ocasion.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Was visiting a friend in Cape May and we stopped in at the Colonial house for a drink. The bartender was very friendly & the prices were reasonable.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

If you're interested in historical residential architecture, it's worth it to check out this colonial era home. If you can get inside, even better. The place is often closed. It's unfortunate that visitors are not allowed upstairs. The guides seem to be knowledgeable about Cape May history in general. At least one of the ladies has been a life-long resident... More 

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Central New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This quaint and charming old house was a great surprise which we discovered during the Christmas Candlelight House Tours. Cape May is known for its Victorian architecture but this reminded me more of a bridge tenders house along the D&R Canal in Central New Jersey. Lots of history and informative, welcoming staff. Don't pass up the opportunity to see it... More 

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Appleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This house has limited hours, so be sure and check when it might be open. There are three rooms to see with interesting items in each. You cannot go upstairs due to a very steep staircase. It was originally right on Washington St. but was moved back when "those in the know" decided a Victorian house was more appropriate, so... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We got to visit Colonial House as it was opening at its new location and were very impressed with this introduction to pre-Victorian Cape May life. Thank you for preserving it!

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SouthCentral Pensylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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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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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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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