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Emlen Physick Estate

Closed Now: 10:30 - 12:30
Open today: 10:30 - 12:30
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Best museum

This was part of our trolley tour. We went inside with a guide,who was excellent. Furniture and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hartford, Connecticut
worth a visit

This was a fun house to visit full of history and interesting items. Our tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Haven
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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
+1 609-884-5404
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Trolley & mansion combo - trolley tour was excellent! Phantom mansion tour was boring. The tour guide was not a good story teller. People were itching to leave.

Thank ANN F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was part of our trolley tour. We went inside with a guide,who was excellent. Furniture and items from the family still in the house. Theyhave gift shop and cafe.

Thank Irish451006
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an enjoyable ride through some of the back streets of Cape May. You will pick up some great stories while viewing the Victorian style homes. Downside was the tour is over in approximately 30 minutes. Our tour guide seemed to ramble some of...More

Thank RickyReno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun house to visit full of history and interesting items. Our tour guide was very informative and we learned a lot about the time era of the home and the history of the house and the Cape May area.

Thank petpenny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting architecture, a la the precursor to Frank Lloyd Wright style. Exquisite wood turnings, wal paper and furnishings inside. Docent was quite knowledgeable, giving thw fascinating hidtory and how it wa saved in the 1970's by a newly-created private committee, from destruction for more hotels....More

Thank mrmatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our family for the first time this past year. We rode the trolley through the town of Cape May as part of our tour. Couldn’t believe how much we learned about the town from our tour guide. At the end of the...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We visited the estate by attending the mystery play Clueless. It was a fun way to tour the house (first floor only) and a pleasant way to spend a rainy evening. The cast gave an enthusiastic performance and we enjoyed the play as we moved...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Emlen Physick Estate since it was raining and we wanted something to do inside. It is a beautifully restored Victorian mansion. The tour guide seemed very knowledgeable and pointed out which pieces the Physick's owned and which were representative...More

Thank KathySDavis
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We stopped here as part of a trolley tour. Nice grounds and a guided house tour. Caution anyone with problems standing for a long period of time this may not be a good tour for you

Thank budv
Reviewed 31 August 2018

My husband and I did the self guided tour. Every room had a staff member that gladly answered any questions and offered information about the house and Victorian times. It was absolutely fascinating. Unfortunately, while we were inside enjoying the tour, someone swiped my gel...More

Thank Sandy F
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Linda T
19 April 2018|
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Response from Michael W | 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
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