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Built in 1786, this square, four-story brick house is the only free-standing Federal townhouse remaining in Society Hill. With its huge doorway fan light (the largest in any Pennsylvania residence in 1786) plus grand proportions and straight, classical lines, Physick House is an exceptional example of the Federal style. It is decorated with outstanding examples of French-influenced Neoclassic furnishings, popular during Dr. Physick's time in the house. The unusually large city garden also contains plants popular in the 19th century. 


The house remained in the family, passing through various relations of Dr. Physick. Philip Syng Physick Randolph I sold the property to Elise Wister Keith in 1895. Elise and her husband Charles Penrose Keith lived in the house until their deaths (in 1938 & 1940). The house is also referred to as the Hill/Physick/Keith House. 


321 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

If you are interested in renting Hill-Physick House for a Private Event an appointment for touring the property is required. 


Please fill out this form to schedule your tour.







Due to city COVID-19 restrictions, the Hill-Physick House will be closed from November 16th to January 1st, 2021. 

Public tours are available on the hour 11:00 AM through 3:00 PM
(last tour)
Thursday-Saturday April-November


12:00 to 3:00 PM (last tour) on Sundays


Weekends only (Saturday/Sunday) in March and December.

*Last two weekends of December closed. 

January and February by appointment only.

Please call 215-925-7866 to schedule. 

All other times by appointment.


$8 General admission
$6 Students and Seniors
$20 per Family

Free for all PhilaLandmarks Members


Groups of 10 or more may tour the house by appointment, with group rates available. 


School groups should contact our Executive Director 215.925.2251 ext 200


NOTE: Open hours may be limited due to special events.

Please call 215-925-7866 to check availability. RSVPs are always welcome. 



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