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Wyck Review

Between the 1690s and 1973, Wyck sheltered nine generations of the Wistar-Haines family. Their accumulated furnishings are on display, along with ceramics, children's needlework, dolls, and artifacts generally contemporary with the mid-1800s. On one side is a garden of old roses, dating to the 1820s, which bloom in late May, as well as a magnolia tree from that time. Out back are a large lawn, where you can picnic, and a vegetable garden—the land has been continuously farmed since 1690. Known as the oldest house in Germantown, Wyck was used as a British field hospital after the Battle of Germantown. The home's current form dates to 1824, when William Strickland made alterations. Tours are offered and should be scheduled in advance, but the grounds are open for wandering.

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  • Address: 6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19144 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/848–1690
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Apr.–mid-Dec., Tues. and Thurs.–Sat. 1–4
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  • Location: Germantown
Updated: 05-19-2011

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