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Philadelphia Sights

The President's House

  • 6th and Market Sts. Map It
  • Historic Area
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Updated 03/19/2014

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This site commemorates the location of the home to U.S. presidents George Washington and John Adams from 1790 to 1800, as well as nine enslaved Africans who worked as household staff. The outdoor monument, which is open 24 hours a day, shows video clips that bring the house's history alive. Inside, take note of the bow window, which is thought to have inspired the shape of the Oval Office at the White House, as well as the remains of a passage torn down in 1832 that connected the main house to the slave quarters.

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6th and Market Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Updated 03/19/2014


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