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  • Cresse-Holmes House

    Cresse-Holmes House

    Owned and maintained by the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society, the Cresse-Holmes House operates as a house museum to portray life in Cape May County from the early 1700s to the late 1800s. Furnished with Cape May County furniture, textiles, dishes, and other items, the house features a colonial kitchen and loft bedroom, Victorian dining, sitting, and music rooms, a children’s playroom, and a doctor’s room with instruments, glassware, and colorful vials. The property also boasts three historic outbuildings – a 1780 barn, 1855 gravel brick storage building, and 1900 outhouse.

    Tour the house museum to learn what life was like in Cape May County and visit the Smith Barn to explore popular exhibits in the Maritime Room, Military Room, and Unalachtigo-Native American Room.