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“Interesting period house” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emlen Physick Estate

Emlen Physick Estate
Ranked #8 of 59 things to do in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Clinton, NJ
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155 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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“Interesting period house”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

This tour showed an interesting slice of history of Cape May. This stick house is a different style than typical Victorian with unique features. Combine it with the trolley tour for best value.

Visited June 2012
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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221 reviews
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“Tennis at the Physick Estate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is the home of the Cape May Tennis Club. For a modest fee you can play on beautiful clay courts. The courts are surrounded by high hedges. The courts fit nicely into the ambiance of Cape May.

Visited August 2011
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Ohio
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85 reviews
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“OK tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

First of all, you can't take any pictures inside the house; it would be nice if they told you this before you bought the ticket (maybe it slows the tour down). The tour and tour guide were average. The house is not really that impressive, we thought it was kind of ugly, and it was not much bigger than the B & B we were staying in. We only saw two floors or about 10-12 rooms. The only interesting parts were about the family's life style and how many outfits they needed to wear and how much silverware they used for parties. The architecture was different but not necessarily appealing. Some of the people in our group really liked the tour and a few (like us) were not too impressed. Also, the Tea Room is closed on Mondays. We took this tour as part of the trolley tour which we really liked.

Visited June 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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“Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

We went with friends and really enjoyed the tour and gift shop.

Visited December 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews
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“Must see if you love victorian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

We took the tour of the estate. First no pictures allowed just to let you know up front. The estate itself was very beautiful. The tour guide was very pleasant, informative and at times added humor which heightened the experience. Had a wonderful time at the estate definite worth the view.

Visited June 2012
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