Cape May Museums & Lighthouse

Cape May Firemen's Museum

Cape May Firemen's Museum
Washington and Franklin streets
Cape May

Cape May Lighthouse
Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point
(609) 884-8656


Cape May Model Train Museum

Cape May Model Trains
525 Elmira Street, Cape May
(609) 432-1690

A big shout out to Mike McCarthy, Ed Lanza and all of the students at Cape May County Special Services.

The Colonial House
Greater Cape May Historical Society
653 1/2 Washington St.
(609) 884-9100

The museum is open June 15 to September 15 Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday) 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during Victorian Week in October. The museum is also open by appointment. Call (609) 884-9100.

Fire Control Tower 23
Sunset Boulevard, on the way to Sunset Beach

Historic Cold Spring Village

Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rte. 9
(609) 898-2300

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts
1048 Washington St.
(609) 884-5404

Cape May County Historical Society

Museum of Cape May County
504 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-3535

Admission is free and group tours are welcome!

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
All exhibits are indoors - open rain or shine!
Cape May County Airport 
(609) 886-8787

Historic Artifacts

In addition to Victorian architecture, Cape May is home to a few historic artifacts which you can view at no charge.

WWII Artillery Bunker
Located on the beach at Cape May Point State Park.

The bunker once contained heavy artillery and was manned by a rotating detail of naval gunnery crews, who spent hours on end scanning the horizon for enemy surface ships and submarines.
S.S. Atlantus
Cape May Point's own sunken ship, located at Sunset Beach in Cape May Point.

In 1926, the S.S. Atlantus was intended to be used as a landing point for the new ferry connecting Cape May Point to Lewes, Delaware.