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“Victorian House Museum”

Emlen Physick Estate
Ranked #10 of 59 things to do in Cape May
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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.
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Victorian House Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

There is always something going on at the Physick Estate. I particularly like the crafts and antiques shows on the weekends around Victorian week. An inside tour is a must!

Visited October 2012
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English first
Virginia
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“How the other half lived”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Physick house gives you a glimpse of how the leisured class lived in the 1920s. No pictures allowed inside the house. We woul have liked our guide to have been a bit more knowledgible.

Visited September 2012
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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“"A Step Back into Time"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Touring the Emlen Physick Estate was like being transported back into another era. Listening to the story of how the Physick family lived, seeing all the rooms that were part of the house (a room to greet visitors, a sitting room, a music room, a billiards room, a changing room, in addition to the normal bedrooms, bathroom, dining room and kitchen) made me almost think that I was living in that era, even for only an hour or so. Beautiful furnishings, beautiful architecture, beautiful house. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour fascinating. A must-see while in Cape May.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Carolyn B
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rochester,new york
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222 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Well preserved Victorian home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Our guide was very informative about the home, it's architect, owner and the Victorian times. Very nicely restored. Was all decked out for Halloween with corpses, snakes, bats, etc. I could have done without this effect. Grounds well groomed. Loved the wall coverings!

Visited October 2012
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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The Estate was decorated with a Holloween theme. The property was amazing and the local volunteers were in character! A great time!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Joe C
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