You probably didn’t know that Cape May is one of the most haunted places in America. That’s right. Things get a little spooky around her in October, beginning with MAC’s Halloween Happenings, October 1 through 31, 2023. 

Each year MAC offers a unique collection of tours and events to celebrate Halloween. If you’re a fan of ghosts, spirits and all things that go bump in the night, now is the time to visit Cape May. From the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate to a host of bed & breakfast inns with resident spirits, you’ll find plenty to get your heart pumping. Here are the upcoming Cape May Halloween events you don’t want to miss.


Halloween in Cape May Tours and Displays

Voices From Beyond House Tour 

Experience Cape May MAC’s Voices from Beyond Tour at the 1879 Emlen Physick House. Hear actual spirit voices captured by staff over 10 years. See historical photos of the Physick family and apparitions inside the house. Learn about paranormal research tools. Who are these voices and why are they connected to the Physick House Museum? Draw your own conclusions on this exciting tour. 


Graveyard, Ghosts & Mansion Combination Tour 

Join Cape May MAC’s tour guides as they share the chilling tales of ghostly encounters within the 1879 Physick House Museum. The journey begins with a trolley ride to the historic Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, where you’ll see the final resting place of Dr. Emlen Physick and his family. Immerse yourself in the eerie atmosphere as you listen to EVPs recorded by tour guides and staff at the estate. On the return trip to the Physick Estate, learn about peculiar Victorian funeral customs. Inside the house, explore various rooms and hear more EVPs while gaining insight into the observed paranormal activity. Engage with the staff to learn about their personal experiences and ponder the enigmatic significance of it all. The tour commences and concludes at the Physick Estate. 

More Cape May Halloween tours. 


Murder Mystery Dinners 

Enjoy a three-course dinner and watch as the mystery and drama unfold around you during “The Plot Thickens,” an original mystery by Jacky Fazio. Tensions rise when a celebration for an esteemed murder mystery author turns into a crime scene right out of one of her own books. Once the guest of honor is pronounced dead, how will her dedicated staff and adoring fans cope? 

Reservations necessary, but day-of tickets may be available through the Inn of Cape Maya at 7 Ocean Street. You can purchase them in person at the front desk or by calling 609-884-5555. 


Annual Scarecrow Alley 

Scarecrow Alley is the highlight of the Estate’s Halloween decorations. Walk the grounds and vote for your favorite ghoulishly gruesome or foolishly funny scarecrow. 


The Queen Victoria is an award-winning Cape May Bed and Breakfast with luxury accommodations. We’re ideally situated just one block from Cape May’s beautiful beaches and two short blocks from the shopping and dining district. Plus, here you’re just a short distance from all Cape May Halloween happenings. Join us and celebrate Halloween in Cape May.