Emlen Physick Estate

Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May: Hours, Address, Emlen Physick Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

Emlen Physick Estate
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The 1879 Emlen Physick Estate is Cape May's only Victorian house museum. Designed by renowned American architect Frank Furness, the home has been fully restored. Its 15 rooms open a window into Victorian times in Cape May. Guided and self-guided tours are offered. Each year, a new theme is interpreted in the museum, which has been restored and is operated by the non-profit Cape May MAC (Museums + Arts + Culture). The organization also offers guided daytime and evening trolley tours of Cape May, as well as the Cape May Lighthouse and the World War II Lookout Tower. Check website for more information.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Kevin M
Beaver Falls, PA121 contributions
Interesting history.
May 2021
Nice estate with interesting history, Guided tour was great. Trolley tour if town was also expertly narrated. Best of all was the Vintage eatery, behind the gift shop. Some of the best food in town.
Written May 28, 2021
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debrak2
Wantagh, New York53 contributions
A must-do!
Apr 2021
A very pleasant tour led by our guide Sue, who was very friendly and informative. There were only 6 of us on our 12:30 Thursday tour, which made it easy to ask questions. A lovely way to spend 45 minutes while in Cape May!
Written May 1, 2021
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bklyndelight
Brooklyn, NY73 contributions
A great house to visit
Apr 2021
Small group of 4 are conducted throughout the house. Interesting tidbits of the gossip of the time make the house come alive. Such as all the women of the time where running after Emlen Physick the richest bachelor in Cape May at the time.
Written April 24, 2021
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bluejeanfood
Philadelphia, PA494 contributions
Must Visit
Dec 2020
Our tour guide was amazing. The amount of history this place has and the care and time they put into the tour was great
Written March 8, 2021
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missynyc82
NewJersey14 contributions
Great Tour!
Nov 2020
Great tour and learned some very interesting facts about the estate and family who lived there. Donna, our tour guide, was AMAZING! My 9 year old daughter loved the tour and this was one of favorite parts of our Cape May trip.
Written November 16, 2020
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Marj S
11 contributions
Halloween Photo op
Oct 2020
We toured the Emlen Physick Estate many times, but our visit this trip was to view their annual Halloween Scarecrow display take pictures for our Grandson. It did not disappoint! Very creative entries from local businesses!
Written October 31, 2020
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matcovml
King of Prussia, PA21 contributions
Fall 2020 Getaway
Oct 2020
I stopped here to view Scarecrow Alley. There were about 15 scarecrows, all with a theme. I only stayed a short while as there was a work crew clearing leaves and putting up lights.
Written October 25, 2020
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Eric F
Haddonfield, NJ407 contributions
Lovely estate in the heart of Cape May!
Jun 2020 • Couples
Lovely estate in the heart of Cape May! Has a few interesting shops and tennis courts attached. Often has festivals there.
Written September 28, 2020
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Erin K
46 contributions
Interesting look at the past
Sep 2020
My sister and I took the combo trolley ride and estate tour. It was great! We selected the Historic Haunts option. It was nice to see the homes and hear some of the stories. The estate itself is beautifully maintained and so interesting. We wish we had more time during our stay to do all the tours! Maybe a visit back for Halloween is in the cards. Book early as there is limited slots to ensure social distancing.
Written September 25, 2020
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Grace C
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
Great History
Sep 2020
Great House with historical preservation and restoration of a historical mansion. Guided tour was excellent. The grounds are well maintained. definitely worth a visit. do it in combination with the trolly tour.
Written September 5, 2020
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Emlen Physick Estate is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM