This building erected by the Cape Island Presbyterian Church dedicated July 17, 1853. The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church moved to its present site at Decatur and Hughes Streets May 21, 1899.
The Episcopal Church of the Advent . . . — — Map (db m209337) HM
This area once contained the greatest number of African American owned businesses. In the 1920s, African Americans were 30% of Cape May's total population. Call to hear more about the business district. — — Map (db m209338) HM
This neighborhood was the social and educational hub for the African American community, which included segregated public schools and AME, Methodist, and Baptist churches. Call to hear about this street. — — Map (db m206395) HM
Born in Philadelphia May 12, 1886. Graduated Central High School 1906. Same year entered University of Pennsylvania in pre-medical studies. Accepted in Medical School of this University in 1908. Received degree of Doctor of Medicine in . . . — — Map (db m46316) HM
Born Philadelphia, October 4, 1895, enlisted U.S. Navy 1912, served World War I U.S.S. Melville; later on U.S.S. Saratoga, Yorktown, Reina, Mercedes, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. Instructor in seamanship U.S. Naval Academy 1922-24. . . . — — Map (db m75293) HM
Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania May 16, 1830. Moved to Cape May (then Cape Island) in 1848 as carpenter and builder. In 1861 one of first enlisted from Cape May and assigned as 2nd Lt. of Special Guard at the capitol in Washington. Commissioned 2nd . . . — — Map (db m10812) HM
In memory of Lt. Richard Wickes who died June 29, 1776 in an engagement near Cape May Lt. Wickes was one of the first naval casualties of the American Revolution Dedicated June 26, 1976 by Harry Snyder . . . — — Map (db m46259) HM
This building is the last of five hotels that were owned by African Americans. Due to the practice of segregation, hotels operated specifically for African Americans. Call to hear more about this hotel and segregation. — — Map (db m209345) HM
Here once stood the Opera House, the cultural center for the African American community. During World War II it served as The Jackson Street USO Club for blacks. Call to hear about the events in this building. — — Map (db m209341) HM
Opra Huff operated her bakery out of this building. It is one of the few buildings that was not demolished during urban renewal in the 1960s. Call to hear more about this time period. — — Map (db m209335) HM
This attractive mall is dedicated to and named for the man whose vision, commitment, determination and extraordinary civic pride were to an immeasurable degree responsible for its completion in 1971.
The Washington Street Mall, a priceless . . . — — Map (db m206387) HM
Ships Bell from S. S. Cape May Built 1943 Retired 1969 Length 4179 Beam 60 Draft 276 Crew 49 Presented to the city by U. S. Maritime Administration in 1974 Served in European war zone in World War II Later served . . . — — Map (db m15600) HM
Stephen Smith (1795-1873), a freed slave, was an abolitionist, industrialist, and philanthropist who played a key role in the Underground Railroad. Call to hear more about Rev. Smith and how his home was saved. — — Map (db m206397) HM
In commemoration of
the Cape May Meeting of the Joint Commission on Unity of the Northern and Southern Branches of Methodism in America held August 17-23, 1876 in which were taken the first significant steps toward the reunion of
The . . . — — Map (db m191082) HM
The Cherry House was built in 1849 by Lemuel Leaming, member of the pioneer Leaming family, noted for its development of Cape May County. In the late 1850s it was the home of James Mecray first burgess of Cape Island which in 1875 officially . . . — — Map (db m206389) HM
The Franklin Street School is a contributing building in the Cape May National Register Historic District for its significance to local African American history.
Designed by Edwards and Green of Philadelphia and Camden in the Colonial . . . — — Map (db m206393) HM
On April 4, 1997, the Space Shuttle Columbia was launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The 4 day mission orbited the earth 63 times, traveling a total of 1.5 million miles.
Astronaut Gregory Linteris, a New Jersey native, took . . . — — Map (db m191081) HM
Built as a summer home in 1846 by Stephen Smith (1797?-1873) of Philadelphia. Afro-American businessman, philanthopist, clergyman, and abolitionist, Smith founded Cape May's A.M.E. Church. — — Map (db m206396) HM