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Physick House

321 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-4218
+1 215-925-7866
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Beautiful historic house filled with medical history

I teach a college course in medical history so I was excited to visit the home of American's first... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxford, Massachusetts
Enjoyable history lesson

We arrived at 11AM for the tour and my friend and I were the only ones there so we enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Stately mansion built in 1780 for a wealthy physician, Dr. Philip Syng Physick.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good63%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“private tour” (2 reviews)
“pioneer” (2 reviews)
“surgeon” (2 reviews)
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321 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-4218
City Center East
+1 215-925-7866
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 13 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
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
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

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
Reviewed 30 October 2015

On a cool Fall day I decided to visit the Physick House. Located in Olde City, I was surprised to learn from the tour guide, John Dean, this is a mansion. Nestled in between apartment brownstones, I was taken back by the large interior and...More

5  Thank Lulu S
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We had a tour on 10/16/15 of the Physick House by one of his descendants- a great-great-great grandson. There were 4 ophthalmologists in the group, so they ( and all of us) were interested to hear about Philip Syng Physick's place in Philadelphia medical history....More

Thank love2travel082
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