Spend Weekends with Sherlock Holmes in Cape May

Spend Weekends with Sherlock Holmes in Cape May

Where is the best place to discover mystery and history together? Elementary, my dear Watson! Visit Cape May for a suspense-filled encounter with the legendary Sherlock Holmes!

Travel back in time to 1887, and the opening of the new Racing Park in the National Historic Landmark City of Cape May. Among the celebrities in attendance? Famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Doctor John H. Watson. The cream of Cape May’s society gathers on Friday night to celebrate the new Racing Park and welcome a very special visitor — an Arabian stallion who will race against other prized thoroughbreds. When the Star of Arabia disappears, Holmes and friends must spring into action.

Be sure to dress in Victorian costume — prizes will be awarded throughout the weekend for costumes.

Join Holmes and Watson on Saturday afternoon as you search for clues. Visit six of Cape May’s Victorian treasures on this self-guided tour and try to complete your answer sheet. If you complete the answer sheet correctly, you have a shot at the weekend’s grand prize. Maps and newspapers will help you uncover and unravel the clues. After the walking tour, return to Sherlock Holmes’ study to discuss the clues. Also enjoy contests and trivia — and the search for more well dressed Victorians.

Saturday night, you can continue the Holmsian experience with a performance by the East Lynne Theater Company. Enjoy another Sherlock Holmes adventure!

On Sunday, join Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson for brunch. Be careful who you sit with — the villain may be the person you least suspect. The famous detective will reveal the guilty party. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

Sherlock Holmes Weekends are held in the spring and the fall, and feature new mysteries written by playwright John Pekich. Compete for prizes as you attempt to solve the mystery! The program is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization in Cape May that promotes the restoration and cultural enrichment of the area. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or toll free 800-275-4278.

The Cape May MAC offers weekend packages to help you make the most of your Sherlock Holmes Weekend. You can choose between bed and breakfasts, historic hotels, beachfront accommodations, and even Victorian suites. Your package also includes breakfasts, a dinner gift certificate, and participation in all Sherlock Holmes weekend activities.