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National Park Service accepts the Stephen Smith House into Network to Freedom

Since I first wrote about the Stephen Smith House for Cape May Magazine (Fall 2015), word has spread that the unassuming yellow clapboard house on Lafayette and Franklin Streets was the summer home of one of the foremost leaders of the Underground Railroad. Since then, thousands have taken MAC’s Underground Railroad Trolley Tour, which I… Read more »


Cape May restaurants open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve 2019

Christmas is a beautiful time of year in Cape May, with the Victorian houses and Washington Street Mall decorated for the holidays. But while it’s easy to find an Instagram-worthy shot (or fifty), finding a place to eat on one of the winter holidays is a little trickier.


Where you can eat Thanksgiving dinner in Cape May in 2019

This year is flying! It’s gone by so quickly, we’re two weeks late in getting our regular Thanksgiving Dinner roundup to you. Luckily, many restaurants are still taking reservations for next Thursday if you haven’t already made yours. We’ll update this list with additional information as we receive it. Here we go: Aleathea’s If Thanksgiving… Read more »


A look inside the future home of the Harriet Tubman Museum

You’ve probably driven past the Howell House at 632 Lafayette Street and never noticed it. For years, the decaying and vacant parsonage of the Macedonia Baptist Church waited behind a chain-link fence. But in 2020, the house will begin its new life as the home of the Harriet Tubman Museum. First some history.  The Howell… Read more »