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The Colonial House

Washington and Franklin Streets, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-9100
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See what 1730 was like.

Really interesting place to visit for history buffs. If it is a rainy day in Cape May, this is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
One of the oldest in Cape May

Loved the history lesson that the attendant gave us about the Colonial House. It used to be a... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Martha G
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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Washington and Franklin Streets, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting place to visit for history buffs. If it is a rainy day in Cape May, this is a cool place to bring kids.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Loved the history lesson that the attendant gave us about the Colonial House. It used to be a tavern for 'men only' and the whole large family lived upstairs--there is even a secret etching in the window glass upstairs from the 1800's. What an interesting...More

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I really learned a lot of things that I didn't know. The tour was very educational. and the location was right out of a novel. The shops surrounding the museum made me feel like I was an extra in a movie like "Ground hog day"...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We love Williamsburg, so we found this representation of the colonial period in Cape May very interesting. We're so glad that it was saved for posterity.

1  Thank Dan S
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We asked the waitress for what the restaurant was known for and she recommended the crab cakes. She was right! They were so good. We also had the oysrers which were done to perfection. The staff was awesome and the food was lovely. This will...More

2  Thank dirk w
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Was visiting a friend in Cape May and we stopped in at the Colonial house for a drink. The bartender was very friendly & the prices were reasonable.

1  Thank ctoppino
Reviewed 16 January 2016

If you're interested in historical residential architecture, it's worth it to check out this colonial era home. If you can get inside, even better. The place is often closed. It's unfortunate that visitors are not allowed upstairs. The guides seem to be knowledgeable about Cape...More

1  Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 26 December 2015

This quaint and charming old house was a great surprise which we discovered during the Christmas Candlelight House Tours. Cape May is known for its Victorian architecture but this reminded me more of a bridge tenders house along the D&R Canal in Central New Jersey....More

1  Thank VivianBedoya
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This house has limited hours, so be sure and check when it might be open. There are three rooms to see with interesting items in each. You cannot go upstairs due to a very steep staircase. It was originally right on Washington St. but was...More

3  Thank Judy B
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We got to visit Colonial House as it was opening at its new location and were very impressed with this introduction to pre-Victorian Cape May life. Thank you for preserving it!

Thank Dan S
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