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.

Physick House

321 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-4218
+1 215-925-7866
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
We stumbled onto gem

Friends and I were walking around Society Hill one Saturday afternoon, as part of a day out in the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Hampsteader
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Historic Home of Philadelphia Genius

The Colonial mansion of Dr. E. Physick is worth a visit to anyone who enjoys touring historic grand... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Tetor22
,
Southampton, Pennsylvania
Read all 23 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Stately mansion built in 1780 for a wealthy physician, Dr. Philip Syng Physick.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good57%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cherry soda” (2 reviews)
“site manager” (2 reviews)
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
321 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-4218
City Center East
CONTACT
Website
+1 215-925-7866
Write a ReviewReviews (23)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"medical history"
in 4 reviews
"cherry soda"
in 2 reviews
"site manager"
in 2 reviews
"second floor"
in 3 reviews
"private tour"
in 2 reviews
"surgeon"
in 3 reviews
"surgery"
in 3 reviews
"inventor"
in 2 reviews
"dr"
in 15 reviews
"society"
in 3 reviews
"preservation"
in 2 reviews
"century"
in 4 reviews
"homes"
in 2 reviews
"information"
in 4 reviews
"artifacts"
in 2 reviews
"tours"
in 3 reviews
"life"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 23 reviews

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

1  Thank Hampsteader
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank Tetor22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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

Thank honeybrooklin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
123
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
1,010 reviews
.47 km away
The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park
1,686 reviews
.51 km away
Society Hill Hotel
207 reviews
.53 km away
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
1,553 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ishkabibble's Eatery
174 reviews
.30 km away
Marrakesh
137 reviews
.28 km away
Malbec Argentinian Steakhouse
34 reviews
.29 km away
Jim's Steaks
86 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
83 reviews
.36 km away
Society Hill
42 reviews
.04 km away
Theater of Living Arts
48 reviews
.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cookietyme
7 September 2017|
Answer
Response from Tetor22 | Reviewed this property |
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
0
Votes