WYCK WAS HOME TO NINE GENERATIONS of the same Quaker family, the Wistars and the Haines, who owned and lived on this “farm” in Germantown. Today the wonderful colonial house and its historic gardens, invite visitors to view not only remarkable collections of 100,000 papers and over 10,000 objects, but also to experience, through the lives of its owners, the changing character of Philadelphia.
Wyck’s grounds include an extremely rare example of an early American rose garden, featuring over 65 varieties of old roses bordered by boxwood hedges. Other features of the 2.5 acre site include perennial gardens, a woodlot, fruit trees, and extensive vegetable and herb gardens. Also present are an extensive collection of outbuildings from the late 18th century through the early 20th century: a smoke house, ice house, greenhouse, and carriage house.
6026 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Open by appointment
Walk in tours end for 2017 on November 18
Walk in tours:
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12 – 4 PM,
last tour at 3:30 PM
Walk-in tours FREE, donation suggested
Public Transportation Nearby
SEPTA 23 bus route and Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line (Tulpehocken Station)