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Activities in Cape May

The Colonial House

653 1/2 Washington St
Cape May, NJ 08204

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Wed-Sat from 1-4pm June 15-Sept 15 and during Victorian Weekend in October. Also open by appointment. 

The Colonial House or Memucan Hughes House was originally a tavern and the family home of Revolutionary War patriot Memucan Hughes. The house is an unsung survivor from Cape Island’s very beginning and thought to be one of the oldest surviving houses on Cape Island. The Colonial House is also the headquarters of the Greater Cape May Historical Society.

The Colonial House is open to the public at no charge from June 15th to September 15, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1pm–4pm. The house is also open during Victorian Weekend in October, and for the December Candlelight House tour in the National Historic Landmark city of Cape May, New Jersey.

The Colonial House is also open by appointment. We respectfully request a minimum of 24 hours notice.


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