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emlen physick estate on washington street in cape may new jersey

EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE TOUR

No trip to Cape May is complete without  visiting Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. A variety of tours are offered throughout the year to let you see how the Physick family lived and help you learn about the Victorian era in Cape May.

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MAGIC & MYSTERY HOUSE TOUR

Take a step back in time to the Victorian Era in this 1879 restored mansion and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with magic, illusion, the mysterious and the odd. Hear about the Great Lafayette, the world’s greatest magician; Houdini, the astounding escape artist; Ionia, he Goddess of Mystery; Pepper’s Ghost, is it real, or just an Illusion? Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and much more! Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing; advance tickets recommended.

$20 adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)

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a run down emlen physick estate victorian house

HISTORIC HAUNTS COMBINATION TOUR

Combine the Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate to learn about the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism and today’s methods of “ghost hunting.”

$30 adults
$20 children (ages 3-12)

PURCHASE TOUR

MAGIC & MYSTERY COMBINATION TOUR

Want more weirdness? Combine the Magic & Mystery house tour with the Spirits & Victorian Oddities trolley tour.

$30 adults
$25 children (ages 3-12)

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COMBINATION TROLLEY/PHYSICK ESTATE TOUR

Take a guided trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District. followed by a guided tour of the Physick House Museum. Approximately 2 hours. Admission includes the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate. Begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street.

$35 adults
$25 children (ages 3-12)

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2021 Specialty House Tours

Private home garden

SPRING CELEBRATION GARDEN TOUR

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Step past the frontage and explore the private plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s most dedicated gardeners. See their private landscape designs and take home ideas for your own gardens. Smell and see what’s blooming and flourishing in several different seashore locations dominated by sunlight, ocean breezes, sand and salt.

Tickets $20

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TASTE OF CAPE MAY
Kitchen Tour

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See some of Cape May’s most fabulous private home kitchens while sampling food from a selection of the finest restaurants in town.

Angel of the Sea Bed and Breakfast

ANGEL OF THE SEA

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Take a 30-minute guided tour of one of Cape May’s most charming historic B&Bs and hear how this elegant property, built in the 1850s, was moved to its current location. Enjoy light refreshments after your tour.

Holiday House Tours

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DICKENS OF A MURDER

At the Emlen Physick Estate

BAH! HUMBUG! Ebenezer Scrooge is known for his miserly, uncompassionate ways, but he’s a changed man; he’s been practically giving his money away! Scrooge’s nephew, Fred Sawyer, is throwing a Christmas party and everyone is delighted by Scrooge’s appearance!  But when things go awry and murder is for served for supper, the guests may just become detectives…or even suspects.  This Christmas party’s a hoppin’, but there’s a murderer a knockin’! This evening will be a Dickens of a Murder!

$35 adults
$25 children (ages 3-12)

Doctor Emlen Physick

A DR. PHYSICK CHRISTMAS TOUR

Dr. Physick welcomes you to his home. Christmas is a wonderful time of year to come to Cape May and the Emlen Physick Estate is decorated to the nines! In this first person tour, Dr. Physick walks guests through his home, pointing out Victorian decorations and telling stories of his family and friends at Christmas.

$20 adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)

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EVENING YULETIDE HOUSE TOUR

Take a 30-minute guided tour of the first floor of Cape May’s 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, decorated in authentic style for a Victorian Christmas. See how the Physick family would have entertained for the holidays. Afterwards, visit the Carriage House for a visit to “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” exhibit.

$25 adults
$20 children (ages 3-12)

The cape may Emlen physick estate victorian house museum dining room decorated for christmas

PHYSICK FAMILY CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR

This 1879 Victorian house museum sparkles for the holidays with authentic Victorian decorations that invite you to step back into Christmas past! On the Physick Family Christmas House Tour, you will visit the Physick Estate, decorated in true Victorian style, for a unique living history experience with members of the Physick Family household of the 1890s. Also see the “Old-Fashioned Christmas” exhibit at the Carroll Gallery at the Carriage House, a breathtaking Dept. 56 Dickens Village beneath the boughs of a giant Christmas tree.

$20 adults
$15 children (ages 3-12)