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Cape May
Discover Victorian Cape May, America’s First Seaside Resort
Explore a historic lighthouse, the Emlen Physick Estate and the second largest collection of Victorian homes in the nation as you discover Cape May, America’s first seashore resort.
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Program No. 1672RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
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Getting There
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DAY
1
Check-In, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Cape May, NJ
D
Grand Hotel

Afternoon: From 4:00 p.m. on, pick up materials from Road Scholar in hotel meeting room. 5:00 p.m.: Wine and cheese reception and Orientation to review week's programs and menu, and introductions in hotel meeting room.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.: Dinner in hotel.

Evening: At leisure to relax or make new friends.

DAY
2
Lectures, Explore Cape May By Trolley
Cape May, NJ
B,L,D
Grand Hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: 9:30 a.m.: An Introduction to Victorian Era and Cape May – Overviews of highlights of the history of Cape May and Victorian Era with emphasis on how the Victorians’ history and culture contributed to both Cape May’s becoming the Victorian Era Queen of the Seaside Resorts and its modern Victorian Renaissance.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Take a Trolley Tour to Cape May Point visiting the Lighthouse and Sunset Beach . We will also visit Cape May Point and The Lighthouse.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.: Dinner in hotel.

Evening: Living History Presentation: Temperance Debate. Take part in a lively discussion on whether or not Cape May should remain dry during prohibition or go the way of sin as in Atlantic City.

DAY
3
Carriage House Tearoom,
Cape May, NJ
B,L
Grand Hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a trolley tor of the Historic District orienting you to the community in which you will spend the rest of the week followed by a visit of the: Emlen Physick Estate, attributed to architect, Frank Furnace and see how the Physick family lived.

Lunch: Lunch at Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom on the grounds of Emlen Physick Estate.

Afternoon: Stroll back to the hotel through the historic district with our local expert and learn about the Victorian Architecture of the beautiful gingerbread covered mansions.

Dinner: Dinner on own this evening

Evening: Free Evening to explore Cape May.

DAY
4
Spiritualism in the Victorian Era, Ghost Walk, Performance
Cape May, NJ
B,L,D
Grand Hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture: Learn about Victorian Spiritualism and the rise of clairvoyants, illusionists and mediums. Then take a guided walk focusing on the Ghosts of Cape May ending in town.

Lunch: Lunch in Historic Cape May.

Afternoon: Lecture: Victorian theater and it's characteristics.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant or at the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy an evening theater performance at one of Cape May's historic theaters.

DAY
5
Lectures, Trolley to The Mansions, free afternoon
Cape May, NJ
B,L,D
Grand Hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture: Living History Presentation: John Philip Sousa followed by a Mansions by the Seaside Trolley Tour.

Lunch: Lunch at hotel.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore or relax.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at hotel or local restaurant.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
6
Sweet Surprise, Program Concludes
Cape May, NJ
B

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Our program ends after breakfast to enable you to make an early start to return to your perspectives cities.