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Physick House

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Enjoyable and informative.

Tour guide was a font of information and could confidently discuss medical history. Did not want... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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
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Stately mansion built in 1780 for a wealthy physician, Dr. Philip Syng Physick.
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321 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4218
City Centre East
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 3pm hoping for a guided tour. We were the only ones there and were told to go on a self guided tour. She handed us a single sheet of info describing each room in a short paragraph. There was no info in...More

Thank SannK
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Tour guide was a font of information and could confidently discuss medical history. Did not want to be sidetracked much (or perhaps he was hard of hearing and missed some questions asked). You see only 'some' of the house, but enough to give a decent...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 16 June 2018

If you're in the Society Hill area of Philly ... even if you're not ... take a detour to this property. Tours are on the hour, although if it's not busy, they're willing to bend the rules - a bit! If you want a detailed...More

Thank DeePartyofSix
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Had been to the Physick House in Cape May, NJ a number of times in the past. This house ties that victorian history to that of the Revolutionary era Philadelphia, and the early United States. Would recommend.

Thank RalphK328
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Friends and I were walking around Society Hill one Saturday afternoon, as part of a day out in the city. I had walked past the Physick House many times and knew it was of historical importance and that the house and garden could be rented...More

2  Thank Hampsteader
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Colonial mansion of Dr. E. Physick is worth a visit to anyone who enjoys touring historic grand homes. Dr. Physick was the first medical surgeon of The United States, working in nearby Pennsylvania Hospital (which can also be toured). He studied in Europe, but...More

1  Thank Tetor22
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I teach a college course in medical history so I was excited to visit the home of American's first surgeon. Despite the home being closed on the days I was in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks was very gracious and agreed...More

Thank ethomas1850
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We arrived at 11AM for the tour and my friend and I were the only ones there so we enjoyed a private tour. A retired doctor was our tour guide and he provided tremendous information about Dr Physick. Our tour guide had an amazing knowledge...More

1  Thank honeybrooklin
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

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Three options: 1. You can get lucky and find a parking spot parallel to a city street. 2. You can search "Philadelphia Parking Authority" to locate a nearby garage or parking lot (where you will pay to park). 3. The... More
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