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“Colonial House Museum, Cape May”
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The Colonial House
Ranked #29 of 60 things to do in Cape May
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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

Thank Harry B
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

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

2  Thank aljora
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Reviewed August 14, 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 May Historical Society, we were able to speak with a volunteer who talked about Cape May's broader history - both before and after it's Victorian hey-day. When we were there, there was a really interesting photo exhibit depicting the changes in Cape May through the years. Also, they had an eating room and a bedroom set up with Colonial era items and gadgets.

If you're interested in history, this is a great stop. Don't expect a large house museum like Emlen Physick - the Colonial House is small with more modest displays. But, the volunteers are very friendly and informative and a non-Victorian focus is refreshing.

11  Thank ginny
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Reviewed January 31, 2016
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Thank Jorge L
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