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Review of Emlen Physick Estate

Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-5404
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Ranked #11 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.
Kew Gardens, New York
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“Cool Live Actor Shows”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have seen two mystery performances here. Fun to walk around this old estate and try to solve the mystery. Would highly recommend it as part of your trip to Cape May.

Visited August 2013
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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
It's our goal to bring history to life and these events help us to do just that. Our staff enjoy entertaining visitors so they will be glad to know you had a great experience. Thanks for visiting and please come back. There will be a new mystery next year.
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Suffern, New York
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“fun place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Go through this imense victorian house on their "ghost" tour. They have exciting things happen in certain rooms. Entertaining also to children.

Visited July 2014
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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Thank you for visiting. We try very hard to bring another era to life at the Physick Estate. Every year the theme changes and we also have seasonal exhibits that show how holidays were celebrated. Please come back for another visit.
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New Britain, Connecticut
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“Simply elegant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very interesting tour and beautiful grounds. Do NOT miss the wonderful tea luncheon in the tea room!

Visited May 2014
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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
The Physick Estate is a treasure. We're so lucky to have acquired many original family pieces and we love to share their stories with visitors. Thanks for visiting and please come again. We have a new theme each year, telling about a different aspect of life in Cape May more than 100 years ago.
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Dallastown, Pennsylvania
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“Something new each visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We always include the estate tour with the MAC trolley tour each time we are in Cape May. We learn something new on each visit. It's good to see this being maintained for future generations. It has stairs and may be difficult for physically handicapped. There is parking.

Visited April 2014
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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
We try to keep the story new so visitors can enjoy repeat visits. Every year there's a new theme, telling another part of the story of life in Cape May more than 100 years ago. We also have an interpretive video available in the Carriage House Gallery in the event a visitor can't climb to the second floor. The first floor is completely accessible. Thanks for visiting and please come again.
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“Great view of the victorian era”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The house tour is an outstanding display of the Victorian era. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the house and family. As an added bonus, take advantage of the afternoon tea in the carriage house after a tour.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
We love to share our history with visitors. The Physick House is a jewel, a look into our Victorian past. Thank you for visiting and please plan on coming back. We create a new theme every year so visitors can learn about a different aspect of Victorian history.
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