The Museum of Cape May County - Genealogical Library & Museum Store
Established in 1927, the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society has been our county’s foremost advocate for the preservation and protection of local history.
In order to allow public access to our collections, the society opened a museum in the bowels of the Cape May County Court House building in 1930. As the Historical and Genealogical Society's acquisitions grew, we moved to our current location at 504 Route 9 North in 1976. Housed in three historic buildings, our current location offers the public a chance to enjoy our magnificent gardens, beautiful outbuildings and three buildings that are filled with priceless acquisitions that are showcased in an environment that will protect them for posterity.
The Museum of Cape May County has served as our county’s treasure trove for 80 years. As a non-profit organization, we function on a shoestring budget; however we remain committed to our mission statement of “Bringing the past to future generations through our shared Cape May County history.”