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Cape May’s Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Weekend

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Published on February 25, 2016

The game’s afoot in Cape May, as our seaside resort is shrouded in a murder mystery that only the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson can solve!

Of course, you’re invited to join Holmes and Dr. Watson to seek out and piece together clues to solve the mystery. This distinctive weekend event happens twice a year, in March and November.  The first Sherlock Holmes weekend of 2016 is March 18 – 20.

Anna Marie and I both enjoy this weekend event, thanks to the Cape May MAC, as it’s filled with stage performances, a house tour to find clues, and the chance to chat with your favorite characters (in character) off the stage. You’ve seen Anna Marie and I dressed in our period clothing around Christmas, but now it’s your turn to show off your best Sherlock Holmes character costume. There are prizes for the “Best Dressed” if that adds any incentive to come in character.

Each weekend is limited to 100 tickets with an opening coffee and dessert reception on Friday evening when you attend the opening act of the play, and be introduced to the characters and the mystery.  On Saturday you’re off on a self-guided tour to search Cape May’s bed and breakfast and inns (The Queen Victoria is included) for clues before meeting with Holmes to see if you can match the detective’s wit and reasoning skills during the second act of the play.  On Sunday afternoon, Holmes and Dr. Watson will solve the mystery and announce prize winners.

Plan your Cape May vacation over March 18 – 20 so you can solve the mystery of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Melpomene’s Mask!

Buy tickets online and then select your room to retire to after searching Cape May for clues!