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Emlen Physick Estate

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Address: 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204
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+1 609-884-5404
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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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Very cool home!

We were unable to go inside the actual home, but did walk around the house and gift shop. Very interesting and informative regarding the era. Liked the old working car, and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
debaaah
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Snellville, Georgia
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Snellville, Georgia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were unable to go inside the actual home, but did walk around the house and gift shop. Very interesting and informative regarding the era. Liked the old working car, and the old sleigh. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly! So glad we stopped by there!

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Thank debaaah
South NJ
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a joy to finally get a chance to tour the Physick Estate. The restoration efforts on this beautiful home are amazing and our tour guide was knowledgeable and humorous!

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Thank NJgrandmatwo
North Jersey
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for the Christmas tour with the kids, and we all loved it. It takes you back in time to what it was like in the old days. What Christmas was like back then. Very educational and the kids and myself learned alot. We all enjoyed it and still talk about it.

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Thank mbbsal
Sparta, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I was in total awe of this mansion and the museum guide who portrayed the" lady of the house" getting ready to host holiday guests for dinner.

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Thank Lynn J
Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Beautiful Victorian. We took a tour a few days after Christmas where the tour guide was in character, pretending to be Dr. Physick's sister who lived in the house around 1900. Interesting and fun!

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Thank SeaJayOpal
Cape May, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The Emlen Physik Estate Tour with the Victorian Christmas theme was very disappointing. I knew the tour was only the first floor. Leaving to wonder why there was a lack of decorations. A Victorian Era house at Christmas with a well-known, wealthy family would have had more decorations then this estate did. The staircase was left undecorated, a lack of... More 

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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the attached carriage house shop we signed for the main house tour. It was December so Christmas was in the air at both. The house tour had a Christmas theme of decorations from Victorian age. Big trees were pretensions and glass balls just coming of age. There is an summary level history of the owner and house while... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting during the Christmas Candlelight House Tour in Cape May. The house was beautiful and the staff were so welcoming and knowledgable about the rich history of the house and the area. There is so much beauty and history in Cape May and this is one place worth visiting. Great for families and anyone who... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This is the number one place to visit in Cape May besides the beach (which is truly number one). The tour is done in costume and character. Very informative and entertaining. Last just over an hour.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Lovely and charming estate. I love their gift shop. They hold many events throughout the year. Definitely worth checking out!

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