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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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Time travel!

As we stepped up on the porch of this huge Victorian estate, we were immediately transported back to a time of gentleman farmers and grass tennis courts. We were too late for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Madison, South Dakota
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

House in not very good shape. They speak of this doctor with reverence. He was a rich brat who never prcticed medicine and lived with his mom. The house was old and not that cool at all! Better things to do with your money!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As we stepped up on the porch of this huge Victorian estate, we were immediately transported back to a time of gentleman farmers and grass tennis courts. We were too late for the tour but were able to walk freely about the grounds. The furniture in the foyer was authentic and the musty smell was a reminder that the place... More 

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Montvill, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cape May MAC has done a great job of restoring and maintaining the Physick Estate. I did not tour the home on this most recent trip, but look forward to doing so again in the future. We did attend the Brew Fest, and enjoyed walking the grounds, visiting local vendors and enjoying the music.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While attending a professional conference we were provided this guided tour. It was interesting and very nicely presented. It gave insight to the times in the 1800's and was presented with analogous scenarios to present day. The furnishings are original and the overall atmosphere actually gives on the feel of living in the early days of this impressive dwelling. I... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our tour of the Emlen Physick Estate. It is a beautiful historic home with many of the original furnishings. The guide provides an informative tour with a detailed history of the Emlen Physick family and their home. If you are interested in history and architecture this is a very worthwhile tour.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a side trip during our vacation to the Physick House. I love to visit old homes especially when they offer the tours that add the history. Our tour guide, I forget her name, was very knowledgeable about the home and history and really enjoyed her position of tour guide. We were told right off the bat that we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Victorian House museum is a must-see for visitors to Cape May. Visitors can either do a self-tour or guided tour of the house interior. The site includes a Carriage House & Museum w/small cafe (limited hours). There are lovely grounds/gardens and public restrooms.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guide. I imagine that this home was one of a kind in the 1800's. Considering the disrepair the house fell into in the 1970's it is nicely renovated. However, I expected it to be a bit more majestic inside. It was not. Definitely worth a $12 visit though.

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Atlantic City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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