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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May

The Emlem Physick Estate in Cape May
The Emlen Physick Estate is a Victorian house museum located at 1048 Washington Street in Cape May, New Jersey. This Victorian mansion contains 18 different rooms and was built in 1879 for Dr. Emlen Physick Jr. The mansion sits on beautifully landscaped grounds on all four sides that the public can walk around.

You can pay an admission fee and get a guided tour of the inside of the mansion and they offer a restaurant on-site for your dining pleasure. From what I read online, the mansion was built in the famous stick-style which was common back in Victorian times.
The Emlem Physick Estate in Cape May

Back in 1970, the mansion was scheduled to be torn down and the Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts & Humanities stepped in to save it. I'm so glad that they did because it's a fantastic representation of elegant Victorian architecture. You can tell that the original people who lived there were definitely wealthy back in their time.

The four acre estate is open year round and you can get guided tours according to their operating schedule. Interested in a trolley tour around Cape May? You can jump aboard the trolley here too! We took a trolley tour about 4 years ago and absolutely loved it! It's a great way to learn about the area and see some of it while sitting on your seat!
Trolley Tours in Cape May New Jersey

They offer FREE parking on their grounds if your visiting their facilities or taking a trolley tour. The parking lot is also RV friendly. You'll find a lot of parking, including handicap spaces, but I do recommend that you go early during the day. Try to avoid the prime time hours, when crowds seem to form.

The property itself houses several different buildings, including the estate. There is a Carriage House, Business Offices, the Carriage House Museum Shop, the Carroll Gallery, Carriage House Tea Room & Cafe and the Carriage House Visitor's Center. Phew, there is a lot to see and do here! In addition to these main buildings, there are smaller ones too!
The Emlem Physick Estate in Cape May

The Emlem Physick Estate in Cape May is a definite must-see and must-do activity if you're going to be visiting the area. While located in Cape May, it's just a short drive away from Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City and Ocean City in New Jersey.

Note: All photos featured in this travel post are clickable. Click on each one to have it open up in a new window & in an enlarged size. This will allow you to see all of the little details up close and personal. You can find additional posts about Cape May right here on our travel blog.

1 comment:

jopb said...

This estate seems like a great place to visit when one goes to Cape May. It looks very elegant and I would love to see the interior layout and decorations. I also love the idea of taking the trolley ride.