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Come inside Cherry House

A Christmas tea was held at Cherry House, 637 Hughes Street, December 19 and CapeMay.com was invited inside for peak at the lovely interior. For those of you who don’t know, Cherry House was built in 1849 by Lemuel Leaming, member of the pioneer Leaming family, noted for its development of Cape May County. In the later 1850s it was the home of James Mcray, first burgess of Cape Island which, in 1875 officially became the City of Cape May.

Cherry House was named for the Cherry Family of Philadelphia, who owned and lived in the house from 1925 to 1947.

This year Cherry House was one of the selected homes offered by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities’ Lamplighter Tours. Take a virtual tour.