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The Mall Messenger


  • Writer's pictureGeorge Swoyer

Activities on the Mall

The Washington Street Mall is known throughout the region for its unique shopping and dining in the heart of America's original seaside resort. But, did you know that we also have some unique activities and things to do besides shopping, eating, and drinking? Whether you are looking for a rainy day activity, or bringing someone along that doesn't enjoy shopping and isn't hungry, check out this list of activities on the Mall.

507 Washington Street

Art Block Cafe is a unique coffee shop/art studio, which blends the latest trends in fun art with the latest cafe trends, such as delicious bubble (boba) tea, matcha lattes, and coffee drinks made with Italian Lavazza. They offer a wide variety of arts and crafts activities for all ages in the heart of Cape May. Stop by and enjoy some of the best hot or cold beverages in town while bringing your inner artist to life. Art Block is your one-stop coffee/art shop for fun.

Washington Street at Ocean Street

Cape May MAC celebrates the history and enriches the life of greater Cape May. They operate Cape May's history tours, including the famous red trolleys, as well as mange the Emlen Physick Estate, the Cape May Lighthouse, and the World War II Tower. All of their trolley tours begin at their information booth. Hop aboard a trolley as they breathe life into the stories and places of the past of America's original seaside resort and foster unforgettable experiences in the arts, history, and culture. Travel in time—along the stairs, streets, and scenes that have drawn generations to our shores.

507 Washington Street

Home to around 190 pieces of art, the Museum of Fine Arts and Popular Culture includes abstracts, sculptures, contemporary surrealism, social statement pieces, and also some Victorian art on display. All are welcome to admire the unique artwork, as it is unlike anything you have ever seen! Admission is by donation.

525 Washington Street

Our Lady Star of the Sea is Cape May's Roman Catholic church, with a full mass schedule to accommodate residents and visitors alike. They are also open for private prayer, welcoming all to come in and take in the beauty of the historic church, completed in 1918. Tours of the church are also offered. Read the church's latest bulletin at to learn more about times for open private prayer and tours.

We'll see you on the Mall!



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