Take a break from the beach by visiting Emlen Physick Estate, a Victorian house/museum designed by notable American architect Frank Furness. Constructed in 1879, the mansion contains 19 fully restored rooms, allowing visitors a peek into the lifestyle of an affluent Victorian family. Designed in the "Stick Style" of architecture--noted for its use of vertical beams on the outside walls--the mansion served as a primary residence for a local physician who was the owner of the first automobile in Cape May. The exterior of the house features oversized chimneys, hooded dormers, and stick-like porch brackets, considered Furness' trademarks. The estate includes a tearoom and gift shop. Check the website for information on a combination ticket that includes the house tour and a trolley ride through the Cape May historic district. Work out when and for how long to visit Emlen Physick Estate and other Cape May attractions using our handy Cape May trip planner.
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Very interesting to see how people lived in a previous century, and we had a very informed and entertaining guide.
Very interesting to see how people lived in a previous century, and we had a very informed and entertaining guide. more »
This is a beautiful Victorian home. The tour lasts about an hour. It's best to combine it with the trolley tour. The docents do a good job. Be aware that they still require masks to go on the tour.
This is a beautiful Victorian home. The tour lasts about an hour. It's best to combine it with the trolley tour. The docents do a good job. Be aware that they still require masks to go on the tour. more »
Interesting homestead. Tour was good. Great restaurant with outdoor seating on the premises.
A wonderfully restored Victorian mansion by Phila. architect Frank Furness. Part of the Cape May historic home Christmas tour.
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