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“Not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Emlen Physick Estate

Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-5404
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Cape May
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The tour of this property was one of the best that we have experienced in a restored historic home. The guide (Al) knew not only the house history, but was encyclopedic in his ability to answer questions about living in the early 1900s. The rooms are filled with interesting period pieces, many original to the home.

Visited October 2013
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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

It is very much worth the money to tour. We did the evening halloween tour and it was absolutely fun and informative at the same time. This house is just a gem to see. Worth the money for the tour.

Visited October 2013
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Wonderfully restored home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Emien Physick Estate was a great place to spend an afternoon. We combined our visit with a trolley tour of the Historic District. The home was furnished with period pieces and a pleasure to see. A guided tour was given at a liesurely pace by a very knowlegable tour guide. The Carriage House on the property offers tasty and affordable lunches, where we enjoyed an afternoon tea accompanied with finger sandwiches plus an assortment of delicious scones, cakes and desserts.
Very enjoyable!

Visited October 2013
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the quick wit of the guide on the tour of this lovely estate.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Plenty to see on the tour of this lovely Victorian in a quaint, seaside town at the lower edge of New Jersey. Our tour guide was a nice man who was very knowledgeable about the history of the home. There was a tea room that we didn't have time to take advantage of, but would have liked to.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited on a rainy day so it was a wonderful alternative to an outdoor tour but we would have visited it even on a sunny day. Great tour with historic reproductions of the rooms with many of the family's original furniture. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our tour very much.

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