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The Hill-Keith-Physick House built in 1786 in Philadelphia, #‎Pennsylvania by wealthy Madeira wine importer Henry Hill. It was the home of Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), who has been called "the father of American surgery," from 1815 until his death in 1837. In the late 1960s, the house was restored and donated to the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Today it serves as a house museum. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

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Physick House Where: Philadelphia, PA What: Four-story brick Federal townhouse named after Dr. Philip Syng Physick Why: Dr. Physick was among the few who stayed in the city during the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. There are sightings of disembodied footsteps.

Hill-Physick-Keith House - Philadelphia, Pa - This historic home is now a museum. Once the home of “Father of American Surgery” Philip Syng Physick, it was built originally in 1786 by wine importer Henry Hill. Rumor has it that Physick’s wife haunts the yard near the spot where a beloved tree, which was chopped down shortly before her death, once stood.

Physick House

The Physick House (321 S 4th St), one-time residence of Philip Syng Physick, father of American surgery, is another gracious mansion, this one was built in the 1780s by a wine importer. It's the last remaining freestanding Federal townhouse in Society Hill and reflects the clean tastes of the physician who once treated Dolly Madison, and told President Andrew Jackson to quit smoking. Don't miss the 19th-century garden with its period plantings, grotto, and winding paths.

Dr. Physick Soda from the Hill-Keith-Physick House built in 1786 in Philadelphia, ‪#‎Pennsylvania by wealthy Madeira wine importer Henry Hill. It was the home of Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), who has been called "the father of American surgery," from 1815 until his death in 1837. In the late 1960s, the house was restored and donated to the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Today it serves as a house museum. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

The Hill-Keith-Physick House built in 1786 in Philadelphia, ‪#‎Pennsylvania by wealthy Madeira wine importer Henry Hill. It was the home of Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), who has been called "the father of American surgery," from 1815 until his death in 1837. In the late 1960s, the house was restored and donated to the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Today it serves as a house museum. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

The Hill-Keith-Physick House built in 1786 in Philadelphia, ‪#‎Pennsylvania by wealthy Madeira wine importer Henry Hill. It was the home of Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), who has been called "the father of American surgery," from 1815 until his death in 1837. In the late 1960s, the house was restored and donated to the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Today it serves as a house museum. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

Dr. Physick Soda from the Hill-Keith-Physick House built in 1786 in Philadelphia, ‪#‎Pennsylvania by wealthy Madeira wine importer Henry Hill. It was the home of Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), who has been called "the father of American surgery," from 1815 until his death in 1837. In the late 1960s, the house was restored and donated to the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Today it serves as a house museum. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

The Hill-Keith-Physick House built in 1786 in Philadelphia, ‪#‎Pennsylvania by wealthy Madeira wine importer Henry Hill. It was the home of Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), who has been called "the father of American surgery," from 1815 until his death in 1837. In the late 1960s, the house was restored and donated to the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Today it serves as a house museum. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

The Hill-Keith-Physick House built in 1786 in Philadelphia, ‪#‎Pennsylvania by wealthy Madeira wine importer Henry Hill. It was the home of Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), who has been called "the father of American surgery," from 1815 until his death in 1837. In the late 1960s, the house was restored and donated to the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Today it serves as a house museum. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com