PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Historic jewels twinkle all over Philadelphia, and one of them is the Wyck House at 6026 Germantown Avenue.

“Wyck is the ancestral home to nine generations of a Quaker family from 1690 until 1973,” said Jennifer Carlson.

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She is the executive director at the Wyck Historical House, Garden, and Farm and everything in the house is original.

There are no reproductions.

Jennifer Carlson, executive director at Wyck House. (credit: Lauren Lipton)

Jennifer Carlson, executive director at Wyck House. (credit: Lauren Lipton)

“We’re known for the Ben Franklin chair. The Marquis de Lafayette actually sat in that chair when he visited Wyck in 1825,” said Carlson.

There are so many other beautiful and unique objects in the house, including potty chairs for kids, adults, and adults with gout.

“There is a very interesting object in the front parlor. It’s called a velocipede, but you would actually pedal with your arms and steer with your feet,” Carlson explained.

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A view of the Wyck House Historical Gardens. (credit: Lauren Lipton)

A view of the Wyck House Historical Gardens. (credit: Lauren Lipton)

You can tour the house through the end of the month. It reopens next spring when the gardens are in full bloom.

“We’re known to have the oldest rose garden in America in its original plan. They actually found several rose species that were thought to have been extinct,” Carlson said.

for more go to www.wyck.org

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