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Emlen Physick Estate

Closes in 27 min: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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What an interesting tour we had. Emlen's mother took us from room to room throughout the mansion... read more

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denisetheshopper
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
nice tour

recently did this tour. very nice and informative. House is done nicely but trying to find out... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tjglassman2
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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The 1879 Emlen Physick Estate is Cape May's only Victorian house museum. Attributed to renown American architect Frank Furness, the home has been fully restored. It's 15 rooms open a window into life more than 100 years ago. Guided and self-guided...more
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1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
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Reviewed today

What an interesting tour we had. Emlen's mother took us from room to room throughout the mansion. She spoke of life in the 19th century. She spoke of Cape May in that era. We did this tour after an informative trolley ride through Cape May...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

recently did this tour. very nice and informative. House is done nicely but trying to find out. while at the bottom of the stairwell, saw a small dark figure run past on the 2nd floor. i know for sure that others saw this because i...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mary S, Manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Our staff does occasionally visit the Physick House. We have storage and a library on the third floor. It could possibly have been one of them though there are stories that former residents of the house are "sensed," including some of Dr. Physick's dogs. Experts...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Book a tour of the house when you are in Cape May. The guides are very informative. The carraige house next door has a gift shop and seasonal displays. Also on the ground is the Hill House, where you can book various tours of Cape...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see Santa light the Christmas tree on 11/17/18. So nice to see so many people turn out. There was a free self guided tour of a few rooms of the house, which was just beautiful. Back in its day, it must have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth going through as everything seems that time has stopped and there no detail was left undone in the beautiful home. The docents are very well informed. The only thing I wish was different was the timing of the tour because I feel as if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mary S, Manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. I'll pass your suggestion along to our tour managers.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was familiar with the Physick House in Phila., so I always wanted to visit ( I believe grandson?) house here in Cape May. They have a very friendly staff. Pattie gave me exceptional service. She took her time to explain all that they have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank estaudt60
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Was very disappointed with the tour of the house. My husband and I spent $24 to listen to a few unremarkable stories and felt rushed through the tour of the house. The guide seemed to want to skip s few areas of the house like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

I took my mom here for tea last week and maybe because it is closing for the season next week, but the service was poor. The food was good and the value for the meal was good. It is a very small, casual room with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

While the grounds of this historic manor were very well taken care of by Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts, and extremely conveniently located smack dab in the center of Cape May, I was extremely underwhelmed by the amount of exhibits related to physics -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jean B, Web site manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

We're sorry you were disappointed but, in this case, the name "Physick" refers to the family, not the science of "physics." The Physicks were a well-known Philadelphia family, including many who made a name for themselves as doctors of medicine. Dr. Emlen Physick, who owned...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We were here the summer before last for the crab festival. Although it was nice it was very crowded! We also came here for Mother’s Day this past spring and it was very nice and organized. We had a nice brunch and I made a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Linda T
19 April 2018|
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Response from F9122VKmichaelw | Reviewed this property |
The tours cost $12 per adult $8 children 3-12 years old and run hourly between 11AM-4PM, there is also a Trolley tour combo that run from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street that cost $22 per adult... More
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17 March 2018|
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Response from Jean B | Property representative |
Yes, you're more than welcome to take photos, with two provisions. First, if you're a part of a group touring the estate, keep in mind other visitors and the guide and try not to hold up the tour as you're shooting. Second... More
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doris005
19 February 2018|
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Response from Mary S | Property representative |
THE EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE The Emlen Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street, Cape May. The Carriage House Visitors Center, Gallery and Cafe & Tearoom are located on the Physick Estate grounds. Parking and... More
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