The Greater Cape May Historical Society is the steward of The Colonial House. The Colonial House or Memucan Hughes House was originally a tavern and the family home of Revolutionary War patriot Memucan Hughes. The house is an unsung survivor from Cape Island’s very beginning and thought to be one of the oldest surviving houses on Cape Island.

The Colonial House is also the headquarters of the Greater Cape May Historical Society.


653 1/2 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204