THE HISTORY of CAPTAIN MEY'S INN

Captain Mey's Inn Cape May Bed and Breakfast Inn

A turn of the century Bed & Breakfast built circa 1890.

Namesake: Captain Cornelius J. Mey, Dutch discoverer of Cape May, New Jersey.

The inn itself was built around 1890 by Dr. Walter H. Phillips, a homeopathic physician and Cape May native. Today the Victorian inn is named after Captain Cornelius J. Mey. This Dutch sea captain explored the east coast in 1621, sailing the Good Tidings on behalf of the Dutch West India Company. Like Cape May visitors today, Captain Mey found the area charming. He and other Dutch explorers declared that the climate of the Delaware was "like that of Holland" – as good as home. Captain Mey confirmed that compliment when he gave his name to these shores.

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Welcome to Captain Mey’s Inn

Welcome to Cape May's most affordable inn! We are centrally located in the heart of the historic district within walking distance of all restaurants and attractions. Onsite parking provides added convenience.