Our Stories :  History & heritage

Introducing Pizza in the Boiler Room

Introducing Pizza in the Boiler Room

Congress Hall’s Boiler Room has been the epicenter of night life for Cape Resorts since its debut at the reopening party in 2002. Originally the boiler room, bakery and laundry of the hotel, relics of the past are still on display including the old stone rubble walls, made of ballast stone, the front of...

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The Garden State

The Garden State

On a typical morning in Cape May, vacationers lazily roll out of bed. The smell of bacon fills the air from local restaurants.  The beach quickly fills up with brightly colored umbrellas. Just two miles away at Beach Plum Farm, produce is being harvested and Berkshire pigs are enjoying a hearty breakfas...

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The Congress Hall March

The Congress Hall March

            March is traditionally thought of as quiet in Cape May, falling after the festive holidays and before the sunny summer afternoons on the beach. At Cape Resorts, the traditions are anything but quiet. From the beginning, music has played a key role at Congress Hall, the Virginia, and other ho...

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The Blue Plate Special

The Blue Plate Special

           As the summer has come to a close, it’s hard not to feel a little blue. Especially when the sky continues to be an unbelievably beautiful and clear reflection of the ocean’s cerulean shade. Our mascot, Blue the Pig continues to strut his Tiffany hued paws around the Cape Resorts Campus. And n...

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25 Years at 25 Jackson Street

25 Years at 25 Jackson Street

            Strolling down Jackson Street in Historic Cape May, the warm summer breeze comes off the ocean passing through the green trees. As you go by Number 25 Jackson Street, you may notice there’s a silver glow coming from the bright red door that is framed by a quaint front porch. There’s somethin...

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Dishes and Holloware

Dishes and Holloware

Reclaiming a Piece of American History

When Congress Hall was renovated in 2001, an excavation of the foundation produced a true find - a box that dated back to the late 19th century.  When the box was dusted off and opened, it was...

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The Blue Pig Tavern

The Blue Pig Tavern

A Watering Hole with a History

Congress Hall was historically a genteel hotel where guests could enjoy the orchestra in residence and waltz in the high-ceilinged ballroom, but more tawdry activities could be found outside t...

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In The Columns

In The Columns

Stars and Stripes Forever

Along the columns that mark the entrance to Congress Hall are four prominent banners that wave in the breezes coming off the Atlantic Ocean every July afternoon. Their pattern and style are re...

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The Key to Hospitality

The Key to Hospitality

The Origin of our New Logo

In 2010, on the corner of Broadway and Perry Street, a contractor who'd been widening Cape May's drainage system spotted a key inscribed with the initials AK.  Sensing this might be no ordinar...

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