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Vote now in the 2017 Best of Cape May

It’s August, which means we are asking you to tell us what you consider to be the best in Cape May, from fish tacos to Bed & Breakfast Inns. The survey takes about ten minutes to complete, and the results are hand-tallied at the end of August. Vote now at bestofcapemay.com

The Stephen Smith House

The Stephen Smith house has stood at 645 Lafayette Street for nearly 170 years. Maybe you’ve walked past it. Maybe you’ve read the plaque out front that offers a brief summary of Smith’s life. But you might not realize that he was a key figure in the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad. Smith was born into… Read more »

Marvin Hume

Since being wounded in The Battle of Saipan during World War II, Marvin Hume has been eligible for the prestigious Purple Heart, a military decoration which he refuses to this day.

Their Favorite Things

A treasured attraction fancied by guests and tourists, such as an heirloom or striking architectural element, is an innkeeper’s rendition of a show-stopper – and cause for conversation.

Judging a quilt by its cover

Not many marriages are perfect, but one exception might be for the one between creativity and practicality. Among the offspring of this union, one of the most beloved is the American quilt.

The Art of the Wedding

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a wedding album is priceless. Some of Cape May’s finest photographers generously shared their favorite wedding portraits with us and their thoughts as to why that particular photo is their favorite.

Pirate treasure in Cape May County?

According to an old undated newspaper filed away at the Cape May County Museum, an author identified only as Z.H. recalls a story told to him about Captain Kidd’s treasure supposedly buried in Cape May County.