COMFORT & SAFETY
Our walking-intensive tour covers 1 mile and includes around 20-25 minutes of active walking time, so please wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes. As an old city, some of Cape May’s sidewalks are narrow and uneven due to shifting pavement and protruding tree roots, so be mindful of where you step! You are welcome to use a flashlight to aid with visibility and navigation, and your guide will also alert you to upcoming hazards during the tour.
MEETING PLACE & PARKING
The tour starts at the corner of Washington Street and Franklin Street in front of the post office. There are public benches available if you arrive early and want to take a seat before the tour.
We do not have designated parking for the tour, so please make sure to arrive early enough to find street parking if necessary. There is also a paid public parking lot, Washington Commons, on Ocean Street between Washington and Franklin Streets about a four minute walk from our tour start location.
Our tour route is just over a mile long and proceeds at an average speed of 20-25 minutes per mile in stretches of 1-5 minutes, broken by stops at our haunted locations. While we welcome the use of mobility aids, our tour route may not be fully accessible due to uneven, narrow pavements. Our tour guide uses an audio amplifier and carries a lantern, but due to dark conditions the guide's lips may not be fully visible at all times to lip-readers.
Guests of all ages are welcome on our Ghost Capers, though we believe the tour is best enjoyed by guests ages 12 and up. Due to our tour capacity limits, all guests require tickets, including infants in strollers. The tour does include references to topics some may find sensitive including death by natural causes, the Civil War (including battle, injury, imprisonment, and threat of execution), and a death that was potentially self-inflicted. We aim to treat these subjects respectfully and do not discuss them in explicit detail.
Our Ghost Caper takes us on a route through Cape May's residential streets and stops in front of private homes, vacation rentals, and hotels. We ask that tour participants remain on public sidewalks at all times and refrain from impolite behavior such as shouting, littering, or otherwise disturbing Cape May's residents and guests.
We do not pass by a public restroom or public trash receptacles during the tour, so please plan your bathroom breaks for before or after the tour and plan to dispose of any trash before the tour or carry it with you. The closest public restroom is the Washington Street Comfort Station, which is about a five minute walk from the tour start/end location.
Our tours will proceed in light rain, so pack an umbrella or poncho if showers are forecasted! In the event of a severe weather warning from the National Weather Service, tours will be canceled, ticket holders will be notified by email, and tickets will be refunded. For all other weather-related concerns, we will make the final call at the tour start time based on current conditions and the latest information from the National Weather Service. If it is necessary to cancel due to weather, all ticket holder will receive notification by email and automatic refunds, no further action required.
If a sudden change in weather conditions in the middle of a tour makes continuing the tour unsafe, our guide will escort you back to the start of the tour or, if necessary, to the nearest sheltered location, and tickets will be refunded.
In accordance with current New Jersey guidelines, we do not require masks or proof of vaccination to join our tours.
For the health and comfort of all tour participants, we ask that tour participants refrain from smoking, vaping, or otherwise using tobacco and/or marijuana during the tour and while waiting for the tour to start at the tour meeting place.
We can't accommodate pets during our tours, though service animals needed for accessibility are permitted. If you are unsure as to whether your animal qualifies, please see the Americans with Disabilities Act publication "ADA Requirements: Service Animals." We highly appreciate advance notice if you are bringing a service animal so we can mark your party as exempt from our pet policy!
LATE ARRIVALS POLICY
To keep our tours running on schedule, we cannot delay our departure time, so please plan accordingly! Since the time spent at each stopping point is variable, we cannot give those running late a specific place and time to join us at a later point on the tour.
Ticket holders may submit a refund request through Eventbrite up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour start time for any reason. Please understand that refund requests received after this deadline may not be honored, so please do not book tickets if you are not sure that you'll be able to take the tour!