We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Emlen Physick Estate

1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
+1 609-884-5404
Review Highlights
great history

awesome place. you an learn alot here.. well worth spending a half a day here.. extra shows on most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salem, New Jersey
quintessential Victorian home

Toured here years ago, and while caught up in the charming architecture, had to remind myself NOT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julia C
Read all 565 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
+1 609-884-5404
Write a ReviewReviews (565)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

awesome place. you an learn alot here.. well worth spending a half a day here.. extra shows on most summer weekends

Thank justal0cal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured here years ago, and while caught up in the charming architecture, had to remind myself NOT to romanticize this period of time or this lovely Victorian seaside town. Only those with maids could keep up such homes and penicillin wasn't invented until the 1900s....More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

When looking at a visit, the Amlen Physick Estate is a nice choice. We did like it with a group of young and old. The little element of history push you in the old days...

1  Thank CKorenbeusser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to the Physick estate once before years ago for the architecture tour and this time took the Christmas tour with costumed characters. It was a nice tour to see the house decorated for the holidays. The woman who lead the tour was...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do when in Cape May, NJ. People inside the estate give a tour like they are one of the Physick family. We had Emlen's Aunt give us a tour. If going at Christmas go during the day at the evening only...More

Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here while doing the trolly tour. The Christmas lights were beautiful and the Emlen Physick estate was open for tours at night. After the tour we went to the into the gift shop for cookies. What a nice evening!

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was included in trolley tour..we were dropped off for a 30 min tour of 1st floor and given a good amt of info by the docent. Then walked over to carriagehouse for a bit of shopping w cookies & hot mulled cider ..then back on...More

Thank bagdiva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our small group did the combination trolley and house tour. Worth the small donation to do this! We really enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot of neat history. Very much enjoyed the open air trolley and LOVED the house tour. Be prepared for some walking,...More

Thank BeachBumSomerset_PA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was very interesting with all the Christmas displays and decorations. Tom, our guide was very knowledgeable and never rushed from one location to the other. Which we could have seen the whole house but I think we will be back again and will...More

Thank BellaRosie2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and visited the Emlen Physick Estate and took a self guided tour. As we entered each room we were greeted by staff who represented the former residents telling us their interesting stories. After the tour we went next store to have an afternoon...More

Thank whysper333
Nearby HotelsSee all 37 hotels in Cape May
Madison Avenue Beach Club Motel
239 reviews
.38 km away
Blue Fish Inn
234 reviews
.41 km away
The Cape Winds
32 reviews
.54 km away
The Southern Mansion
275 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant
477 reviews
.84 km away
Washington Inn
980 reviews
.60 km away
Oyster Bay Restaurant & Bar
559 reviews
.89 km away
Freda's Cafe
421 reviews
1.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cape May City Beaches
1,814 reviews
1.03 km away
Cape May Fire Department Museum
54 reviews
.87 km away
The Colonial House
18 reviews
.76 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
henry s
23 December 2017|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
There is the Carriage House and Tea Room on the grounds we didn't eat there personally as the day we were at the Estate to Tea Room was very crowded,check out the TripAdvisor reviews for the Tea Room and decide. One thing... More
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tourcoordinator | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so.