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Emlen Physick Estate

1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
+1 609-884-5404
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We found the tour interesting

We had a combination Historic Tro alley tour and tour of the Physich Estate. The whole experience... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Danbury, CT
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Great Acting Job

We toured the house on Monday 12/4/2017 at 1PM and Barbara was a fantastic tour guide! It was very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
North Wales, PA
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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. Check website for guided and self-guided tour times.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
+1 609-884-5404
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a combination Historic Tro alley tour and tour of the Physich Estate. The whole experience was worth the time and money.

Thank robstainedglass
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We toured the house on Monday 12/4/2017 at 1PM and Barbara was a fantastic tour guide! It was very much like she was giving us a tour of her home and not in a tour guide tone of voice. Her knowledge seemed thorough and her...More

Thank jfmcg2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful home and actress led the tour. A great example of Victorian life in the home of Emlen Physick. A not to miss tour in Cape May.. even better in low season. Gift shop has a tiny RR

Thank Y4567MVjamesd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were forunate enough to visit Cape May during the 2017 holiday launch weekend and absolutely loved participating in the festivities! There was a stunning tree lighting and a visit from Santa. The estate home was open for free tours as well, which was a...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have time you may as well come see this historic estate. It is set on four acres and the house really lets you step into the Victorian time period. You can get a combo ticket for a trolly ride through the historic section...More

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s wonderful that this old home has been preserved. The tour was given by a very knowledgeable man, Harry who is so passionate about the history of the home and its historical value to the community. My husband and I️ thought architecturally the House was...More

Thank NewJerseyTitan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured the estate for a 2nd time this past weekend. You are allowed to visit two floors of this home including the bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The knowledgeable guide told us of the history of the Physick family that lived there and gave...More

Thank ezski58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit without a doubt. A very special historic house that any architecture, dec-arts, or history buff would enjoy. My only complaint is that we were "whizzed" through the rooms - the entire tour lasted just 45 minutes. There was no time to digest...More

Thank Anthony B
Jean B, Web site manager at Emlen Physick Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're sorry you felt like you didn't have enough time in the house. We've found, over the years, that most of our guests felt anything over 45 minutes was too long a tour, so we've tried to get as much info into that time span...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This tour is a "must do" for those interested in history and architecture. Our tour guide (John) was excellent - very knowledgeable. The tour takes in the first two floors of the house and ends at the gift shop. Restrooms are not obvious but are...More

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We took the Halloween/Mourning tour of the Physick Estate. I love history and architecture, but sadly I felt we got little of both. We were hustled through 5 rooms, (flash photos not allowed) and felt for the cost we could have seen more of the...More

1  Thank Sandra S
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29 September 2017|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
According to their calendar they are open both days, and their program is Physick Family Christmas House Tour Step back in time to Christmas of more than 100 years ago on this living history tour of the 1879 Emlen Physick... More
Cathy P
10 June 2017|
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Response from Tourcoordinator | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so.
27 August 2016|
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Response from russellbW1191YD | Reviewed this property |
It's about four and a half miles. The Ferry offers Cape May Ferry and Tour packages, some of which include a shuttle stop at the estate. A ride via Uber might be another option.