- Historic Sites
Today the wonderful colonial house with its noteworthy 1824 alterations by William Strickland, and historic gardens invites visitors to view not only remarkable collections, but to experience through the lives of its owners the changing character of Philadelphia. They personify the city's leadership in business, natural history and science, education and social responsibility. Wyck offers a variety of rich resources for both the general visitor and the scholar. Tours of Wyck give an overview of the history of the way of life in this family, and of Philadelphia history, using the furnishings and possessions accumulated over 300 years as illustrations. Significant 18th and 19th century furniture, ceramics and needlework bring alive the tastes and comforts of that time.