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Emlen Physick Estate

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Address: 1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
Phone Number: 609-884-5404
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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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Toured the Emlen Physick House with my family. It was very interesting. The house is in great shape and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She pointed out things that were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Atlantic City
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Physick House is an architectural gem but is in dire need of repair on the outside and inside. I have never been to a museum that is not climate controlled. The AC window units barely cool the rooms and do not address the humidity. The artifacts, art and furniture must suffer as the tour goers do. The air is... More 

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Long Island, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured the Emlen Physick House with my family. It was very interesting. The house is in great shape and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She pointed out things that were known to be just as they were when the family lived there, as well as things that were simply period pieces. You get a nice sense of how things... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured the Physick house as part of a combination with the Trolley History Tour. House is meticulously preserved, tour guide (forgot name!) gave us so much detailed information about the architecture, the style, materials used. The house is different from the other Victorian homes because it was built in the Stick Style, attributed to noted Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Tour... More 

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Conshohocken
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful estate and well maintained. It is the only Victorian house museum in Cape May. You can see Frank Furness' influence in the Emlen Physick home.There is a souvenir shop and tables outside by the bathrooms you can enjoy while waiting for your tour time. It is worth seeing.

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful home from Victorian period. Volunteers were stationed in each room and they were very knowledgable and friendly. There were even 2 people in character, one as a member of the family and one as a maid. Interesting to see the "innovations" of the time.

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Kittanning, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating. We attended a "who dunnit" in the evening. It was super fun and we also were amazed at the restoration. All genuine and well curated. Good for a rainy day too!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house itself is charming and fascinating but the real highlight is the staff who are dressed up and act as the family who lived there in the 1900s. So, you are welcomed into the dining room by the sister of Emlen Physick who tells you of the dinner party is is organising for that night. Very amusing and interesting.... More 

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit in Victorian Cape May. They hold numerous events throughout the year, including the Crab & Craft Beer Festival, Christmas events, art and craft fairs, etc. Definitely worth checking out!!

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some tours are guided, some are self-guided, depending on the day of the week. We went through self-guided, and they also had guides in every room who were available to answer questions. We stopped here as part of our trolly tour. I would definitely go back.

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Thank dclaw2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although some of the people who worked at the estate seemed to be snotty and less than eager to give you information about the history, the home is just beautiful and definitely a landmark in cape may. They always have something going on and the carriage house was really nice for lunch.

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