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Physick House

321 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-4218
+1 215-925-7866
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We toured this house primarily because we like seeing old houses. This is a large house in an... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
FrontierLake
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Springfield, IL
Glad we stopped here

It doesn't take long to see, but it's worth it, especially if you like places like this where they... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Eddie B
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Lancaster, Ohio
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  • Average5%
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321 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-4218
City Center East
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+1 215-925-7866
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We toured this house primarily because we like seeing old houses. This is a large house in an extremely nice residential area. The tour provided some information on the house which was informative. But much of the tour focused on Dr. Physick and his work....More

Thank FrontierLake
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It doesn't take long to see, but it's worth it, especially if you like places like this where they attempt to furnish it with either pieces that actually came from the house, or pieces that would have been from the same time period. I love...More

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 13 July 2016

While visiting over the 4th of July, I took advantage of the free tours being offered of the Physick House! The guide was very knowledgeable and courteous. We were given a handout to help with a self guided tour for the rest of the house....More

Thank kiwiandmolly
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem! It is a beautiful house of a pioneering surgeon and the inventor of soda pop. Our guide was great and answered every question we threw at her. But the family ticket to get a free bottle of the soda at...More

Thank pjgatorbabe
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were fortunate to have our tour led by the site manager of the Physick House, previously a college professor, so our visit was layered with fascinating history from this knowledgeable young woman. Dr. Physick gave himself in the care of others, despite his own...More

Thank ANNAMARGARET B
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The Physick House has a guided tour that tells you more than it shows you, but does show you several of the rooms and the things that went on in Physick's life and how they were done. There is a room for his surgical equipment,...More

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 31 October 2015

On a cool Fall day I decided to visit the Physick House. Located in Olde City, I was surprised to learn from the tour guide, John Dean, this is a mansion. Nestled in between apartment brownstones, I was taken back by the large interior and...More

5  Thank Lulu S
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We had a tour on 10/16/15 of the Physick House by one of his descendants- a great-great-great grandson. There were 4 ophthalmologists in the group, so they ( and all of us) were interested to hear about Philip Syng Physick's place in Philadelphia medical history....More

Thank love2travel082
Reviewed 30 May 2015

the house is fairly nice but it needs better curation and better docents who dont bore you to death. I love this type of tour but this was just not good. It was very hard keeping the docent on topic. did not really get to...More

Thank lpmenache
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Given his largely unknown but integral role in Colonial history, even history buffs will be surprised to learn the story of Dr. Philip Physick & his magnificent house - to say nothing of his invention of America's first flavored carbonated beverage. Much of the original...More

3  Thank Herstory_62
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