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Cape May - Cape May, New Jersey, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 38° 55.990 W 074° 55.312
18S E 506772 N 4309362
Quick Description: Popular seaside resort with a large concentration of Victorian architecture.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2009 8:44:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM77T1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
Views: 21

Long Description:
The first Europeans came to southern New Jersey in the late 1600s, so Cape May's history is a relatively long one.

The town began as a fishing village and by the mid 1800s had become a popular seaside resort - thanks to its proximity to Philadelphia.

The Cape May Historic District was added to the Narional Register of Historic Places in 1970 and consists of 600 buildings covering 3800 acres - comprising one of the largest concentrations of Victorian architecture.

The houses are varied and colorful - many are open to the public through tours or as B&B's.

Cape May also is a popular spot for bird watching, and a state park and lighthouse are nearby.

Note - the coordinates listed are centered in the Washington Street Mall where several blocks are closed to vehicular traffic & shops line the street.

Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List

Page Location in Source Book: 664

Type of Waymark: City

Location of Coordinates: Center of Victorian Mall

List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
24/7 - shop hours vary, but the charm of this town can be seen by walking the streets any time of day or night.


Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): Not Listed

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