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Emlen Physick Estate

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Address: 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-884-5404
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Description: 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May's only Victorian house museum. Daily...
1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May's only Victorian house museum. Daily tours and special exhibits; trolley tours of the Historic District. Museum shop, gallery, and restaurant.
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Interesting tour of Victorian estate

Tour guide was fascinating and knowledgeable(he did speak somwhat low and sometimes unclear, so it was hard to hear at times). The house was gorgeous and vibrant. A must see when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Tour guide was fascinating and knowledgeable(he did speak somwhat low and sometimes unclear, so it was hard to hear at times). The house was gorgeous and vibrant. A must see when visiting Cape May.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Took the evening tour. If you love old places and history, this is a place to try! We went during the off season, so the tour group was smaller, so you had a more intimate time!

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Tower City, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Would love to return to learn more about the history and antiques. Traveled there as part of a "ghost trolley tour". The estate is well maintained and beautiful.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Emlen Physick Estate is a Victorian house museum located right in the heart of Cape May on Washington Street. It was opened since 1879. Even though it's not a gigantic mansion one would imagine, but it offers guided tours year-round with four-acre estate which includes the Carriage House, the Carriage House Museum Shop, the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom,... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We did the combination trolley tour and Physick Estate tour, which was perfect given the very overcast day that we had. The trolley tour was fun and the guide (Barbara) was very good and had a lot of interesting facts and a good sense of humor. The estate tour was also well done and our tour guide (Judy) obviously enjoyed... More 

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Salisbury MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This house tour is really worthwhile. The restoration of the home is so authentic and really beautiful. The history is interesting as well. The tour guide was excellent. There is also a nice gift shop and art gallery in the carriage house.

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Gloversville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We did the tour of the Physick House as part of the trolley tour of the historic district. It's an interesting place, with a lot of original artifacts from the estate and other period pieces. It's also a reminder of the "good life" once lived by many wealthy folks in that area. The detail and skill that went into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Pretty good, especially if you like haunted houses. But I think you should be able to see a lot more of the house. You see maybe four to five rooms. Really?! Show me all the rooms, show me the basement, I want to see it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The tour was good. My concern was for those senior citizens who can't stand for long periods of time. There wasn't any place for them to rest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This historical home in Cape May has been earnestly and lovingly restored. The guide on the 45 minute tour was very informative and able to point out the many artifacts that are original to the house. The tour was a very nice addition to the trolley tour (you can buy a combination ticket). That said, it was very crowded with... More 

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Additional Information about Emlen Physick Estate

Address: Address: 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-884-5404
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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